Arts & Culture

April 1, 2014

Howard University Jazz Week, April 7-12

Geri Allen

Join THe Howard University Department of Music for an exciting week of performances,
lectures, films and masterclasses celebrating
Jazz Appreciation Month, America’s Jazz Heritage
and our Distinguished Jazz Alumni!

Except where noted *, Jazz Week events are held in Childers Recital Hall, Lulu Vere Childers Hall (Fine Arts Bldg), Room 3001, and are free and open to the public.

Event Parking

Limited street parking is available for all on-campus events. It is recommended that patrons take Metro and use the Howard University Shuttle Service (free of charge) from the Shaw/Howard Metro Stop (Green Line) to the Cramton Auditorium Shuttle Stop on the main campus.

University Parking and Transportation information, including Shuttle Schedule


MONDAY – APRIL 7, 2014

10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Panel Discussion: History of Jazz at Howard University (1955 – 2014)
Panelists:  Dr. Arthur Dawkins, Keith Kilgo, Bertell Knox, Andrew White
Moderator:  Dr. Sais Kamalidiin
Location: Childers Recital Hall (LVC 3001)

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Howard University Jazz Alumni Concert featuring Geri Allen, Afro Blue, Traces of Blue, Afro Blue Alumni Ensemble, HUJE and HUJE Alumni Ensemble

Location*: Cramton Auditorium – Howard University Main Campus
$20 – adults; $10 students & seniors w/valid ID; $5 – children 12 and under. or Cramton Auditorium Box Office (M-F, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m)


10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Workshop – Childers Recital Hall
“From I-VI-II-V to 9-to-5:  Alternative Jobs in the Music Industry”
Presenter:  Brian Vickers, Music Coordinator for Bunim/Murray Productions, Los Angeles, CA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Childers Recital Hall
Vocal Ensemble Master Class
Clinicians: Members of Traces of Blue, Prof. Connaitre Miller
Participants:  Woodrow Wilson H.S., Lori Williams, director

2:00 – 3:30 – Workshop – Childers Recital Hall
“The Business of Jazz:  Beyond the Music”
Presenter:  Kevin Struthers – Director of Jazz Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts _______________________________________________________


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Concert – Blackburn Art Gallery
Prof. Charles Covington – Jazz Organ
Allyn Johnson – piano;  Savannah Harris – drums
This concert is part of a Retirement Appreciation Program for Prof. Charles Covington.  Reception will follow.


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Symposium  – Childers Recital Hall
“Howard University Alumni Jazz Entrepreneurs and Mentors”
Presenters:  Paul Carr, Executive Director – Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival; Music Director – Jazz Academy of Music  AND Davey Yarborough, President/Artistic Director – Washington Jazz Arts Institute; Director of Jazz Studies – Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  Moderator:  Sunny Sumter – Executive Director, DC Jazz Festival

12:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Concert – Childers Recital Hall
“The Legacy of Charlie Parker” – Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Small Ensemble – featuring Prof. Charlie Young

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Workshop – Childers Recital Hall
“Rare Jazz Film”
Presenter:  Larry Applebaum, Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division:  Library of Congress

6:00 – 9:00 – 6:00PM
HUJE @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Location*: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

SATURDAY, April 12, 2014

HUJE @ National Portrait Gallery
Location*: National Portrait Gallery – Smithsonian Institution, Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001 _______________________________________________________