James Baldwin: Harlem’s Own
Host: Professor Robert G. O’Meally
Suggested Admission: $10.00
Writing can swing just like the best jazz, with great themes developed with a rhythm that rocks and rolls and surprises. Some of James Baldwin’s best writing dealt with jazz and the specific culture that spawned it. Tonight, Professor Robert G. O’Meally, noted author/scholar, and founder/Director of Columbia University’s Center of Jazz Studies will delve deeply into his classic Sonny’s Blues, peppered with music that relates to it directly.