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Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives

Past Events

The Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia JAZZforum series is a research and outreach initiative started in 2009. These regular events feature lively presentations on diverse aspects of jazz from writers, musicians, filmmakers, educators, and a wide range of scholars. Presentations are videotaped for broadcast on UDC-TV, the UDC Jazz Channel on YouTube, and as part of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives’ Digital Collection at the Washington Research Library Consortium.

TitleDateParticipants
1Trane Times TwoSeptember 23, 2009Yasuhiro Fujioka & Andrew N. White, III
2My Father And I—Two Lives In JazzOctober 21, 2009Will Friedwald with Michael Fitzgerald
3Gigi Gryce—Beyond The Rat RaceNovember 18, 2009Michael Fitzgerald & Noal Cohen
4Celebration of Bill GottliebFebruary 17, 2010Delia P. Gottlieb & Steve Gottlieb with Larry Appelbaum
5Jutta Hipp: European First Lady of JazzMarch 10, 2010Katja Von Schuttenbach
6Music InnApril 14, 2010George Schuller
7David SagerSeptember 22, 2010David Sager
8W. Royal StokesOctober 20, 2010W. Royal Stokes with Michael Fitzgerald
9Dance—the Unsung Element of EllingtoniaNovember 17, 2010Patricia Willard
10Butch's Blues--The Life and Music of Edward 'Butch' WarrenMarch 16, 2011Butch Warren, Antoine Sanfuentes, Natasha Lebedeva & Bertrand Uberall
11Twenty-Five Years of the CBCF ALC Jazz Issue Forum and ConcertMarch 30, 2011W.A. Brower & Cedric Hendricks
12African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy WestonApril 7, 2011Dr. Randy Weston & Willard Jenkins
13Paul AnthonyApril 13, 2011Paul Anthony with Michael Fitzgerald
14Lee Konitz: Future and PastSeptember 21, 2011Lee Konitz, Brad Linde & Dan Tepfer
15Norman Granz - The Man Who Used Jazz For JusticeOctober 26, 2011Tad Hershorn with Michael Fitzgerald
16Washington's U Street: A BiographyNovember 16, 2011Blair Ruble & Rusty Hassan
17Steve Novosel with Rusty HassanFebruary 15, 2012Steve Novosel with Rusty Hassan
18Maurice Lyles with W. A. "Bill" BrowerMarch 21, 2012Maurice Lyles with W.A. "Bill" Brower
19Sharing Jazz's Treasures: a panel discussion on new educational resourcesApril 18, 2012Dr. John Hasse, Edward Burgess & Daniel Sheehy
20A Family Celebrates the Life and Music of Eddie HarrisSeptember 26, 2012Sara Harris, Lolita Harris, Yvonne Harris Burnley
21A Family Celebrates the Life and Music of Rufus Harley "the world's first jazz bagpiper"October 24, 2012Noah Harmony Shoatz, Messiah Harley, America Patton Harley
22A New Look at Marian McPartlandNovember 1, 2012Paul de Barros
23Joann Stevens, Program Director - Jazz Appreciation MonthFebruary 20, 2013Joann Stevens
24Pepper Adams' Joy Road - Gary CarnerApril 17, 2013Gary Carner
25Nasar Abadey & SUPERNOVA- Jazz and the Civil Rights MovementSeptember 17, 2013Nasar Abadey, James King, Joe Ford, Allyn Johnson, Supernova, Maurice Jackson
26Willard Jenkins: Keeping Jazz AliveOctober 16, 2013Willard Jenkins with William Brower
27Robert "Bobby" FelderNovember 13, 2013Bobby Felder with William Brower
28Chuck ReddFebruary 19, 2014Chuck Redd with Michael Fitzgerald
29Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D.March 24, 2014Arthur C. Dawkins with William Brower
30Exploring DC Jazz HistoryApril 21, 2014Rusty Hassan, Willard Jenkins, Blair Ruble, Michael Fitzgerald
31Percussion Legend: Warren SmithSeptember 17, 2014Warren Smith with Carrington Davis
32Sun Ra in Century 21October 22, 2014Thomas Stanley
33Film Screening '7th & T' Documentary with Rusty HassanNovember 19, 2014Rusty Hassan
34International Sweethearts of RhythmMarch 23, 2015Joann Stevens
35A Celebration of the Life and Music of Shirley HornApril 13, 2015Rainy Smith, Warren Shadd, Jessica Boykin-Settles with Rusty Hassan
36Muneer Nasser - UpWrite Bass: The Musical Life and Legacy of Jamil NasserJune 9, 2015Muneer Nasser
37Herbie NicholsSeptember 16, 2015Bertrand Uberall
38Robert "Bobby" Felder (Part 2)October 21, 2015Bobby Felder with William Brower
39Zev Feldman: Resonance RecordsMarch 9, 2016Zev Feldman with Michael Fitzgerald
40Bill Doggett II presents "Celebrating 100 Years of Bill Doggett: Jazz Organ Pioneer 1916-2016”September 28, 2016Bill Doggett, II
41Patricia WillardOctober 12, 2016Patricia Willard with Rusty Hassan
42A.B. SpellmanNovember 9, 2016A.B. Spellman with Rusty Hassan
43David Sager: “The First Jazz Recording”February 22, 2017David Sager
44Bob Porter: Soul Jazz and the Black Community, 1945-1975March 29, 2017Bob Porter
45Paul Combs: The Life and Music of Tadd DameronApril 19, 2017Paul Combs
46Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation: Building a NetworkJune 15, 2017Cedric Hendricks, Moderator
47Film Screening and Discussion: “You Haven’t Done Nothin’” w/ DC Jazz FestivalSeptember 13, 2017Michael Bowie, Adili Ailixier, Sunny Sumter with Willard Jenkins, Moderator
48Jeff Sultanof: Experiencing Big Band JazzFebruary 7, 2018Jeff Sultanof
49Capital City Jazz FestivalApril 11, 2018Karen Spellman, W.A. “Bill” Brower
50Art Farmer–Celebrating His LegacySeptember 12, 2018Noal Cohen, Lynn Mueller
51DC Jazz: From Federal City College to UDCOctober 17, 2018Judith Korey with Cheryl Hawkins
52Maxine Gordon: Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter GordonNovember 15, 2018Maxine Gordon with Reuben Jackson
53Reuben JacksonFebruary 4, 2019Reuben Jackson with Rusty Hassan
54Rusty HassanMarch 4, 2019Rusty Hassan with Reuben Jackson
55Washington, DC, Jazz (Images of America)April 8, 2019Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale with Willard Jenkins, Moderator
56Maxine Gordon discusses her career with Reuben JacksonSeptember 25, 2019Maxine Gordon with Reuben Jackson
57Lennie Cuje – A Life Lived in 4/4/ TimeOctober 7, 2019Lennie Cuje with Rusty Hassan
58George Schuller: Film Screening – MJQ: From Residency to LegacyOctober 21, 2019George Schuller with Michael Fitzgerald
59Fred Irby III discusses his background and experiences with Rusty HassanMarch 2, 2020Fred Irby III with Rusty Hassan