Wynton Marsalis and Professor Stanley Crouch will join other jazz scholars and some of today's leading jazz drummers for a day packed with discussion and performances focusing on the drums in jazz. The free event, to be held Saturday, May 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Held Auditorium at Barnard will feature a "percussion discussion" on jazz drumming and learning the craft, featuring jazz drummers Roy Haynes, Steve Berrios and others. Before adjourning for the evening concerts, a final "Crash Ending/Drum-Off" will conclude the day-long symposium with performances by tap dancer Baakari Wilder, drummer Herlin Riley and Wynton Marsalis.
Two dynamic concerts will be held on May 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. in Miller Theatre. The events will feature Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well as special guest Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy and his dance troupe Odadaa!, who will premiere the new work "Africa Jazz."
Tickets for the daytime symposium are free but must be reserved through the Columbia University Visitor's Center in-person, at 213 Low Library, or by calling 212-854-4902.
Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. concerts on May 2 and 3 are $20 and are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office at 212-854-7799, or by calling Centercharge 212-721-6500.
The symposium is a special collaboration between Columbia's Center for Jazz Studies and Jazz at Lincoln Center.