Jazz lovers have a lot to listen to and discuss at Rutgers University in Newark this fall

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Do you like talking about jazz as much as you like listening to jazz? If your answer is yes, then the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers in Newark has you covered this fall. The IJS has announced its fall 2008 slate of jazz talks and its “Jazz from the Archive” radio series, which is broadcast on WBGO-FM 88.3, every Sunday, 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. The series is produced and hosted by the IJS. All of the talks are open to the public free of charge. Programs, dates and locations are subject to change; for updated information and additional events, visit  John Cotton Dana Library is wheelchair-accessible.

Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Ave., Newark, 973/353-5222
All start at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public

Sept. 24, 2008:        Ratzo B. Harris:  Current Research on Native American
Music in Jazz
Oct. 15, 2008:     Randy Sandke hosts pianist Marty Napoleon (discussion and performance)
Nov. 12, 2008:     April Grier: Women in the Jazz Industry
Dec. 3, 2008:                 Hyland Harris: Drummer Joe Harris
Jan. 21: 2009:           Paul Machlin: Swing, Scarlatti, and Standards:  Teddy Wilson’s “China  Boy”
Feb. 11, 2009:     David Mattock: Dr. Lonnie Smith
March 11, 2009     Terry Josephson: Cafe Society: The wrong place for the Right      People
April 8, 2009:     Dennis Brown: Gene Krupa
May 6, 2009:    Grant Gardner: Jimmy Giuffre: Gentle Radical


WBGO-FM 88.3, Sunday, 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. (produced and hosted by the IJS)
Sept. 7, 2008    The Lost Drummer: Nick Fatool, Part 2: Host Loren Schoenberg
Sept. 14, 2008    Tiny in France, Pt.1: Host John Clement
Sept. 21, 2008    Adventures in Ellingtonia: Host Dan Morgenstern
Sept. 28, 2008    Winstone Wails! Host Bill Kirchner
Oct. 5, 2008     Down With Love! Hosts Annie Kuebler and Vincent Pelote
Oct. 12, 2008    Rising Stars: Host April Grier
Oct. 19, 2008    Hard Bop Duo: Host Bill Kirchner
Oct. 26, 2008    A Forgotten Concert: Hosted by Dan Morgenstern

For more information, please contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5262, or email:

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