The talk “Jazz and Ecomusicology: New Questions for Old Jazz Histories” will be presented by Dr. William Bares, UNC Asheville, Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m., UNCG Music Building 217.
This talk will bring established understandings of jazz history as an unruly, macho, heroic, American and urban soloist’s art into dialog with the budding field of ecomusicology.
Dr. Bares holds a BA from Amherst College, a M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. In addition to his university teaching career, Bares spent ten years performing and researching jazz in Europe, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Democratic National Committee and for Representative Jane Harman (D-CA).
The event is sponsored by the UNCG Department of Music Studies and the UNCG Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program.
Open to the public.