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Howard University Department of Music Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Music Presents: 

April 9-15, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2012) ­–The Howard University Department of Music is proud to present Jazz Week, April 9-15, featuring lectures and performances around Washington D.C. All events are open to the public. Events are free unless a cover charge is indicated in the schedule.

Monday, April 9

Lecture – What’s Going On? Issues and Controversies in Jazz with Larry Appelbaum
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University (2400 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059)

Harold Summey Ensemble
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University                                           

Afro Blue and the Howard University Jazztet (2 performances)
8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Cover - $

Tuesday, April 10

Lecture – Blues and Jazz as a Precursor to the Modern Civil Rights Movement with Charlie Young 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Featuring the Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University

“The Flute in Jazz” - a film premiere of the documentary by Dr. Peter Westbrook
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University

Wednesday, April 11

Howard University Jazz Faculty
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm
Armour J. Blackburn Center Gallery
Howard University 
Thursday, April 12

Lecture – Entrepreneurship as a Key to Black Liberty: Similarities between
Entrepreneurs and Jazz Musicians in the Quest for Freedom with Sherman Rogers, Esq. (Howard Law School)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         
Childers Recital Hall
Howard University  

U.S. Army Blues Band
12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel
Howard University

Friday, April 13

Howard University Jazz Ensemble
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Cover - $5

Sunday, April 15

Howard University Jazz Ensemble
Moderator: Rusty Hassan (WPFW.FM)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
National Portrait Gallery – Donald W. Reynolds Center
The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
8th & F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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