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The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus 754 Schermerhorn Extension

The presentation The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs will comprise a reading by Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. from his new book, "The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop". The reading will be followed by a discussion of jazz, Afro-modernism and mental health, topics linked to the life and career of Bud Powell.

Joining him for the discussion will Professor Alondra Nelson, Columbia University and Kellie Jones, Columbia University.