Columbia University professor and Social Text member Brent Edwards to speak on Jazz in NYC during the 1970s
In jazz history, the 1970s have habitually been overlooked or dismissed as a period when the music went into severe decline. But in fact there was a remarkable ferment of activity in the decade, especially in New York — much of it underground, in small clubs, musician-run “lofts,” and independent theaters — and jazz played a central role in the arts scene that developed in NoHo, SoHo, and the East Village. This lecture considers the social and musical space that developed around the Tin Palace, a nightclub that provided from its perch on the Bowery a crucial hub for cross-fertilization among the arts.
Date: Monday, January 31st from 6-8PM
Place: Columbia University, IRWAG Seminar Room 754 Schermerhorn Extension