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Saturday, March 24 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jazz Alleys

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David R. Adler, “Ghost Train: Pre-Swing Big Bands and Urban Experience”

Nate Chinen, “Nice Work: Jazz Agency and the New York City Cabaret Card, 1943-1967”

Phil Freeman, “From the Corner to Carnegie Hall and Beyond: The Urbanization of Miles Davis, 1972-1991”

Alex W. Rodriguez, “Deconstructing the Hang: Urban Spaces As Cross-Cultural Contexts for Jazz Improvisation”

Moderator: Paul Bresnick


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David R. Adler

David R. Adler is an adjunct lecturer in jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. He is a regular contributor to JazzTimes, Stereophile and other publications. As a (former) professional guitarist, David has worked in jazz, pop/rock, cabaret, gospel, musical theater and other settings.   Abstract: | | "Ghost Train: Pre-Swing Big Bands and Urban Experience" Pre-swing big bands of the late 1920s fulfilled unique... Read More →
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Paul Bresnick

Paul Bresnick established the Paul Bresnick Literary Agency, LLC in 2004. Prior to his tenure as Publisher at LiveREADS, the enhanced e-book publisher, from 2000-2002, he was Fiction Editor at Penthouse, Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster, Editor at Henry Holt, Senior Editor at Doubleday, and Executive Editor at William Morrow. He was Series Editor for Da Capo’s Best Music Writing from 2002-2005.
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Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen writes about music for the New York Times and JazzTimes. For each of the last six years, he has received the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature or Review Writing.   Abstract: | | "Nice Work: Jazz Agency and the New York City Cabaret Card, 1943-1967" When you live in New York City | You know that times are usually hard | When you live in New York City | You know that... Read More →
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Phil Freeman

Phil Freeman is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Village Voice, Jazziz, The Wire and many other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Running The Voodoo Down: The Electric Music Of Miles Davis (Backbeat, 2005) and the editor of Burning Ambulance magazine and BurningAmbulance.com.   Abstract: | | "From the Corner to Carnegie Hall and Beyond: The Urbanization of Miles Davis, 1972-1991" From the time he left St... Read More →
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Alex W. Rodriguez

Alex W. Rodriguez is a writer, trombonist and PhD student in ethnomusicology at UCLA. After performing with jazz and popular music groups across North and South America, he recently received an M.A. degree in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers. His current research focuses on the “hot clubs” of Chile and Argentina.   Abstract: | | "Deconstructing the Hang: Urban Spaces As Cross-Cultural Contexts for Jazz Improvisation" In... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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