JWQ Showcase 2017

Thursday, April 14, 2016

USA: Institute of Jazz Studies Presents “One Step Beyond: Grachan Moncur III and Newark’s Jazz Culture” by Sean Singer April 20th 7:00PM - 9:00 PM


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Institute of Jazz Studies Roundtable

“One Step Beyond:
Grachan Moncur III
and Newark’s Jazz Culture”
by Sean Singer

April 20, 2016 
Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark
7:00PM - 9:00 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



The trombonist Grachan Moncur III, since his first recordings for Blue Note in 1963, has been synonymous with Newark’s jazz culture. Yet he’s become undervalued and even unknown as a jazz artist. By paying attention to the music he created, we can understand how he was informed by Newark, and how Newark might be informed by him. Moncur’s family was important to Newark’s African American community. His father was a Swing Era bass player, and his parents’ home on High Street was frequently filled with their friends, the elite of Newark’s African American cultural figures. Moncur’s unique sensibilities refocus the beauty of Newark’s culture in contrast to perceptions of its social and political problems.


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