November 4th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Harlem's Black and Jewish Music 1890-1930, at Columbia University, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
(entrance on W. 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive). Harlem historian and Columbia University Community Scholar John Reddick takes us on a journey back to when the innovative Harlem rhythms of “ragtime” were the equal of today’s “hip-hop” in their invigorating influence on early 20th-century jazz and popular music. Young Harlem composers like George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart gravitated to these challenging and inspired rhythms introduced by Harlem’s early black composers, including James Reese Europe, H. T. Burleigh, and the theatrical music and comedy team of Williams & Walker.
This FREE lecture is open to the public. Space is limited and guests should RSVP in advance: LINK