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Concert Inaugurates New Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project
Singer Paula West and her Quartet to Appear at Columbia University's Miller Theater
What: "Swinging Uptown: Paula West Re-Sets the Standards" with George Mesterhazy, piano, Ed Cherry, guitar, Vicente Archer, bass, Tony Reedus, drums
Featuring a post-concert interview with Ms. West by Columbia Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin
When: January 26, 7:30 pm

Miller Theater at Columbia University (Broadway at 116th Street)

Tickets: $10 ($7 for students with CUID)
For tickets call Miller Theater at (212) 854-7799

Columbia University Center for Jazz Studies in association with Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group announces the inaugural concerts of the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project. Often compared with Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, singer Paula West can coax the blues out of any popular song, critics have said. She will be bringing her signature velvety voice and soulful swing to the work of such diverse artists as Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, and Oscar Brown, Jr. The event will initiate the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project sponsored by Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies and the New York State Music Fund. Following the concert, Columbia Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin will interview Ms. West.

Note: All artists subject to change. For more information or media passes, please contact Anne Burt at (212) 854-7884 or ab2673@columbia.edu

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The Columbia University Center for Jazz Studies is funded by the New York State Music Fund, the Ford Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. For more information, please visit our website at www.jazz.columbia.edu or call us at (212) 851-1633.

Published: Jan 22, 2007
Last modified: Jan 24, 2007