Marc Rice on Bennie Moten
Scholar Marc Rice will speak about significant Kansas City jazz musician Bennie Moten whose ensemble eventually became the Count Basie Orchestra.
Marc Rice is an Associate Professor of Musicology at Truman State University and is the Area Chair of the Perspectives of Music program. He has extensively published on gender and race issues concerning jazz in the Midwest. His work can be found in the journals American Music, Musical Quarterly, the forthcoming Encyclopedia of African American Music, and the Grove Encyclopedia of American Music. He has also conducted fieldwork in Louisiana, tracing the Cajun music revival, and is currently researching the implications of the New Media on musical production and consumption. He teaches the Music History sequence for music majors, graduate courses on Early music and music and improvisation, as well as courses on jazz history, the music of Louisiana, and music and political protest.
Reception opens at 6 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm.