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About This Event
In a capstone forum for campus and community, Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies will moderate a conversation across the arts, culture, and the Core Curriculum inspired by the “tone parallel” between Shakespeare and the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder.
Participants include: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis, who will lead an all-star big band performance of Such Sweet Thunder at Miller Theatre on March 10; Columbia Shakespeare scholar Jean E. Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Journalism and Director, Documentary Journalism Program, June Cross, author of the new play, Douglass the Prophet, opening at Harlem Stage on March 31 starring Emmy Award-winning actor Keith David; and Courtney Bryan, Albert and Linda Mintz Professor of Music at Tulane University. Live music by students from Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (pianist Ian Yan; bassist Timmy Stabler, and drummer Aidan Speckhard), and more.
Image: Duke Ellington / photo courtesy of Columbia University Such Sweet Thunder festival