Fowler Outspoken: Kenny Burrell and John Hasse on Jazz Diplomacy

Sunday, March 20, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

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Since the end of World War II, the State Department has called on performing artists to play the role of cultural ambassadors, a practice that has experienced a resurgence in the last decade. Former cultural ambassador Kenny Burrell and leading jazz historian John Hasse from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History discuss the importance of jazz as a diplomatic tool—one that communicates cherished aspects of American society and culture to the larger world. Presented on opening day of Jam Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World. Come early at 1 pm for a live concert inside the gallery with one of UCLA’s jazz combos.