“Remembering Jazz at the Brooklyn Paramount”

posted by Ross Melnick on October 12, 2004 at 7:12 am

BROOKLYN, NY — The following email was sent in by “Theatre Lectures”:

Cezar Del Valle will be a guest speaker at: “REMEMBERING JAZZ AT THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT”

Conference, Concert, Photo Exhibition — Friday October 15th, 2004

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“The Conference — 15 October 2004

MORNING SESSION

REGRISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.)

GREETINGS (9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)
David Steinberg (President, Long Island University)
Gale Stevens-Haynes (Provost, the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University)

INTRODUCTION
Dr. Michael Hittman (Department of Anthropology, Long Island University; Host/Producer “JAZZ Sounds: New, Classic, and Traditional, WLIU Radio) (9:15 – 9:30 a.m.)

PLENARY ADDRESS (9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Ira Gitler (LISTENERS' GUIDE TO JAZZ OF THE ‘40S & FROM SWING TO BOP & THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ): “GROWING UP WITH SWING & BOP—THROUGH CHINESE FOOD—IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN AT THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT”

DISCUSSION (10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER (10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
Gary Giddins (VISIONS OF JAZZ, RHYTHM'NING, RIDING ON A BLUE NOTE): “JAZZ, THE PERFORMANCES OF BING CROSBY ON STAGE AND IN ALL THOSE FILMS AT THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT”)

DISCUSSANT (10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Professor Joe Dorinson (History Department, Long Island University; co-editor, Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports, and the American Dream)

COFFEE BREAK (11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

THE CRITICS' CORNER (11:15 am – 12:30 p.m.): A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Francis Davis (BEBOP AND NOTHINGNESS, LIKE YOUNG; IN THE MOMENT; OUTCATS; THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES)
Participants:
Jean Bach (Producer, “A Great Day In Harlem”)
Lee Lowenfish (Editor, Lee-Lo)
James “Tad” Hershorn (Archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Author of Let Freedom Swing: The Lives and Time of Norman Granz)
Howard Mandel (Future Jazz)
Ira Gitler
Gary Giddins
Dan Morgenstern (Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies; author of Jazz People, Living With Jazz; and The Dan Morgenstern Reader)

LUNCH BREAK (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

WALKING TOUR:
“Backstage at the Brooklyn Paramount"
w/Cezar del Valle) (1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

AFTERNOON SESSION

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER II (2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Patricia Willard: “DUKE ELLINGTON: FIVE SHOWS A DAY PLUS A MOVIE!”

DISCUSSION (2:30 p.m.: 2:45 p.m.)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Phil Schaap (WKCR Radio, Curator of the Jazz Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center: “FROM SWING TO BOP—THROUGH ROCK: UNSUNG LEGENDS DURING THE ALAN FREED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ERA AT THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT”

DISCUSSION (3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

BREAK (3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

MUSICIANS' ROUND TABLE TALK (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Moderator
Willard Jenkins (Open Sky Jazz)
Musician-Participants:
Eddie Bert (trombone)
Don Sickler (Trumpet)
James Spaulding (alto saxophone)
Wendy Oxenhorn (Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America)
Ahmed Abdullah (Director of Sun Ra Arkestra All-Star Project)
Larry Phillips (WNYE 91.1 Radio host “Jazz On Display”)
& Albert Murray (Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie w/Dan Morgenstern)

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