Past Event

Murray at 100

Series Host: Greg Thomas

In honor of the centenary of the great author and thinker Albert Murray, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem proudly presents Albert Murray: 20th Century American Genius. Murray’s dynamic aesthetic philosophy, which he presented in 13 books from 1970-2005, is the foundation of largest jazz organization in the world. Through conversations and screenings of rare film footage, the series will trace Murray’s body of work and thought, and his influence on generations of artists, writers, intellectuals and critics. The series is curated and moderated by cultural writer Greg Thomas.

Murray at 100
Roundtable Discussion
$10.00 Suggested Donation

Discover the ideas that make Albert Murray a 20th century genius. Our panelists will discuss his historical and cultural milieu, his life as father and husband, his relationships with masters of 20th century music, and what’s termed “Cosmos Murray”—by way of close readings of passages from his work. By evening’s end, you’ll understand how we can all use improvisation and elegance to counter chaos, entropy, and the blues.