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Chicago Fire: The Men and Women of the A.A.C.M. and Their Enduring Power

Time: March 26, 2019, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn, NY)

A meeting at a musician’s home on Chicago’s South Side more than 50 years ago sparked an engine of creative inspiration and practical outreach that has since touched nearly all corners of modern music -- the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). It is hard to imagine the aesthetic and function of today’s jazz absent that influence.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Research Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

Eric Grode, Newhouse