Past Event

Fusion: Remixing Jazz, Rethinking Genre in the 21st Century

October 14, 2022
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery

The inaugural Center for Jazz Studies event for the 2022-23 academic year is a symposium focused on musicians who mix jazz with other musical genres and traditions. The relationship between a discourse of jazz as a paradigmatic expression of Black American culture as well as a space of musical creativity accessible to musicians across the globe regardless of their background has fueled debates regarding musical legitimacy and authenticity in and out of jazz, revealing the tensions “crossing borders” incurs for musicians, critics, and audiences. In this context, the assembled scholars interrogate fusion as genre, as performance practice, as social positioning, and in terms of aesthetic value as a way to re-think conventional notions of jazz and musical fusions writ large.

Charles D. Carson, University of Texas at Austin

Bob Gluck, University at Albany

Siv B. Lie, University of Maryland

Mark Lomanno, Albright College

Kristen McGee, University of Grottingen

George Mürer, Independent Scholar

Steven F. Pond, Cornell University (keynote speaker)


Friday, October 14, 2022,  10am


This event is free and open to everyone but registration and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event. 

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Yulanda McKenzie