DC Jazz: An Author Talk

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

DC Jazz: An Author Talk

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, 7 p.m.

Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, co-editors and contributors to the recently published collection of essays, DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington DC, will discuss the social, economic and historical conditions surrounding DC’s jazz music history. Jackson, a Georgetown University professor and historian, and author Ruble are two of ten area contributors to this collection. DC Jazz traces the earliest beginnings of the District's jazz scene, focusing on Duke Ellington, the history of Howard University’s music program, the significance of 7th and U Streets, segregation, long gone music venues and more. The event will be co-moderated by Reuben Jackson, archivist at the Felix E. Grant Archives at the University of the District of Columbia, and DCPL Special Collections Archivist, Ray Barker.


Copies of DC Jazz will be available for purchase at this event. 
FREE | All Ages