April 11 – Michael C. Heller – Loft Jazz

Book Talk: Michael C. Heller on Loft Jazz

Michael C. Heller will discuss his new book Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s (University of California Press, 2016) on Tuesday, April 11 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Michael C. Heller is an ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the post-60s jazz avant-garde, musician-organized collectives, sound studies, and archival theory. In 2016, his first monograph Loft Jazz received the H. Earle Johnson Publication Subvention from the Society for American Music. An experienced archivist, Dr. Heller has also worked in and/or processed numerous archival collections including the Erroll Garner Collection at Pitt, the Ruben Blades and Stephen “Lucky” Mosko Collections at Harvard, and the privately owned Juma Sultan Archive.

Copies of Loft Jazz will be available for purchase.

RSVP: email tamiment.events[at]nyu.edu with guest name(s) & event title.


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