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Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War: Europe and the Crosscurrents of Jazz in the Early Cold War

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friends of Music Room

The Center for European Studies presents: All That Jazz: Europe, the Cold War, and Race

Dr. Penny Von Eschen
Cornell University

This talk will explore the origins of the Cold War jazz tours and will pay particular attention to some of the more immediate European antecedents that helped shaped the tours, such as the earlier visits by American jazz bands during and after WWI. Dr. Von Eschen will also consider the life experiences of Jim Crow era jazz promoters and producers, many of whom had immigrated to the US with their families after experiencing ethnic violence, profound dislocation, and genocide in Europe.

The Center for European Studies presents this program in partnership with the UF African American Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Political Science, and the UF International Center.


March 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm