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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


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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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

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