Symposium Schedule

Click here to skip directly to Saturday's schedule.

 

Friday February 16, 2018 (12 pm - 4:30 pm)

Thompson Room

Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

FOLLOWING GERI'S LEAD

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University)   

 

GERI ALLEN AND THE PIANO

Moderator—Vijay Iyer

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Roundtable discussion on Geri Allen’s legacy as a pianist.

Participants: pianists Vijay Iyer, Kris Davis, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn.

 

CARRIE MAE WEEMS:

FLYING TOWARD THE SOUND AND SLOW FADE TO BLACK (2012)

3:15PM - 4:30 PM 

Photographer talks with Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding.

_________________

 

Saturday February 17, 2018

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Thompson Room

Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

 

GERI ALLEN AS SCHOLAR AND EDUCATOR

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

Moderator: Ingrid Monson. 

A panel featuring Geri Allen’s colleagues in Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.  Participants are: Professors Aaron Johnson and Michael Heller, Yoko Suzuki, and Mount Allen III.

 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

WORKING WITH GERI ALLEN: HER MUSIC AND VISION

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM  

Moderator: Esperanza Spalding

Participants: Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Davis, and Kassa Overall. 

GERI ALLEN'S PLACE IN HISTORY

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Moderator: Ingrid Monson

Situating Allen in the musical history since the 1980s. Participants:  Dwight Andrews, Don Byron, Ingrid Monson, Vijay Iyer. 

 

LUNCH 12:00PM - 1:30 PM 

 

GERI ALLEN AND THE EXPERIMENTAL

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Moderator: Vijay Iyer

      Participants: Oliver Lake, Vijay Iyer, Kris Davis. 

 

GERI ALLEN AND FRIENDS

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Moderator: Terri Lyne Carrington

Celebrating The Great Jazz Women of the Apollo (Apollo Theater 2013) and A Conversation with Mary Lou Williams (Harlem Stage 2014 and The Kennedy Center 2016) 

Participants: S. Epatha Merkerson, Carmen Lundy, Tia Fuller and Ora Harris.

 

CLOSING REMARKS

4:15 PM -4:30 PM 

Mount V. Allen III and conference organizers Vijay Iyer, Ingrid Monson, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding.