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Past Events

Saturday Panels
Lester Young Day: Afternoon of a Basie-ite
October 22, 2011

Guests Include:
Stanley Crouch
Dan Morgenstern
Ira Gitler
Ethan Iverson
Dr. Lewis Porter
Sam Newsome

Come immerse yourself in the recordings and film footage of Lester "Pres" Young, whose influence as an improviser and stylist in jazz is only matched by icons of jazz such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker (whom he influenced), and John Coltrane.

You'll also learn about his life, and hear excerpts from interviews, as Loren Schoenberg and other jazz experts provide a rounded picture of Lester Young as a man, a legend, and an artist of first rank.

Be sure to check our website for regular updates - new audio/video from many of events are available for those of you who can't attend in person or for those who have but want to savor the moment!

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A few days after the panel, we were honored to be joined by Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. for our final JFCL Lester Young session. He is seen here with Loren Schoenberg and dancer/educator Tajah Murdock.
(l to r): Dr. Lewis Porter, Ethan Iverson, Ira Gitler, Loren Schoenberg, Chris Albertson, Dan Morgenstern (Stanley Crouch, MIA)
NJMH Chairman Arthur H. Barnes speaking about growing up in Harlem with Lester's music
Saxophonist Sam Newsome jams with Loren Schoenberg, Ethan Iverson and Dr. Lewis Porter
Panelist Reggie Workman

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