Tuesday, October 1, 2019

IJS Research Roundtable Presents: “George Schuller:The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy”

IJS Research Roundtable Presents:

George Schuller: The Modern Jazz Quartet From Residency to Legacy

WHEN: October 9, 2019, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm 
: Dana Room, 4th Floor, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark

Formed in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet pushed the boundaries of jazz and classical music at time when the genre, like the country itself, was in the throes of change. An epicenter of this evolution was The Music Inn, a musical oasis nestled in the Berkshire Mountains. 

Featuring Percy Heath, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Gunther Schuller, Stephanie Barber and more, this fascinating collection of remembrances and anecdotes highlights The Modern Jazz Quartet’s role in developing The Music Inn’s iconic School of Jazz. A film by George Schuller.

Photo by Valeria Trucchia