Sound Salon with Susan C. Cook

February 1st, 2016

Sound Salon with Susan C. Cook (School of Music, UW-Madison)
No Man’s Land is Ours: James Reese Europe and Jazz Before and After the Great War

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:00 – 9:00pm
126 Memorial Library
728 State St.

James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe and the 369th U.S. Infantry “Hell Fighters” Band: featuring Noble Sissle

Come hear musicologist, dance scholar, and UW-Madison School of Music Director Susan C. Cook and Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik in conversation about the recording career and legacy of legendary African-American composer and bandleader James Reese Europe (1881-1919). Central to the popularity of pre-World War I ragtime dance, Europe volunteered for service in WWI and led an army band who performed for French audiences and made recordings after the war.

This event is co-sponsored by Mills Music Library, the School of Music, and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture.

Come to Mills Music Library for more about, and by, James Reese Europe: his biography, complete published works, and the complete Pathé recordings. We also have plenty of other jazz from before, during, and after the Great War.