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University Celebrates Jazz Saxophonist's 100 th Birthday

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies presents "Body and Soul: A Symposium and Exhibit Honoring the 100 th Birthday of Coleman Hawkins." The exhibit and symposium, which are free and open to the public, will examine the history, music and poetry of Hawkins, who is credited with inventing the tenor saxophone as a jazz instrument and has been referred to as a musical poet.

WHAT:

Body and Soul: A Symposium and Exhibit Honoring the 100 th Birthday of Coleman Hawkins

WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 9; 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. : Exhibition of Hawkins memorabilia

1 p.m. : Discussion, performance and readings with Jayne Cortez, poet; Scott DeVeaux, associate professor of music, University of Virginia; Colette Hawkins, daughter of Coleman Hawkins; and Lewis Porter, professor of music, Rutgers University.

3:30 p.m. : Discussion, performance and readings with Jimmy Heath, saxophonist; Robin Kelley, professor of anthropology, African American Studies and Jazz Studies, Columbia University; Eddie Locke, drummer; Nathaniel Mackey, poet; and Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.

WHERE:

Faculty House, Columbia University
116 th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside avenues

6 p.m. : Saxophonist Loren Schoenburg will lead an ensemble in Hawkins-inspired arrangements of Body and Soul.

For more information on the symposium and exhibit, call the Center for Jazz Studies at (212) 851-1633.

To complement the symposium, the Bill Saxton Quartet -- featuring Clark Terry, the great trumpet player who frequently played with Hawkins -- will play a special tribute to Hawkins at Londel's restaurant, 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd., between 139 and 140 Streets in Harlem. Sets are at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9.There is a $15 cover charge. For more information, please call Londel's at 212.234.6114.

 

 

 

 

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Published: Nov 08, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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