Ellington’s Jazz Is Focus of Conference Paper

Dr. Regennia N. Williams will deliver an invited paper on “The Wartime Reception of Duke Ellington’s ‘Black, Brown, and Beige’ (1943), on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the University of Rouen (France).   The ‘Black, Brown, and Beige’ suite includes “Come Sunday,” one of Ellington’s earliest works of sacred jazz.


The paper is part of a three-hour conference session devoted to Ellington.  The session will begin at 9 a.m., and musicians from the University of Rouen’s Conservatory will also perform Ellington compositions.


The conference is part of “World War II / Seconde Guerre Mondiale,”  a short-term study abroad program scheduled durig spring break 2012.   For more information, contact Dr. Williams at r.williams@csuohio.edu.


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