Mike Curb Institute for Music

The Sun Ra Arkestra in Concert

The pioneering Afrofuturist jazz ensemble will perform live on the Rhodes College campus, also featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band. Continuing the legacy of Sun Ra, the Arkestra is under the direction of original member Marshall Allen, who recently celebrated his 94th birthday. Earlier that week, on Tuesday 10/23 at 6:00 in Blount Auditorium, the Turley Memphis Center will host a panel in conjunction with the concert titled “Memphis Afro-Futurism and Speculative Fiction.”

Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell featuring Joyce Cobb: A Celebration of Jazz and Community

Located at The Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Acts include Joyce Cobb, the Rhodes Faculty Players, the Rhodes Jazz Band, and the Stax Academy Jazz Ensemble. Free and Open to the Public.

This event is a part of Rhodes Family Weekend. Alumni Relations and the Memphis Chapter are hosting a VIP party on top of the hill featuring appetizers and refreshments beginning at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for those who pre-register and $15 at the door. Members of the Rhodes community may register here

Rhodes College at Levitt Shell Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute
    for Music, Alumni Relations, and the Rhodes Chapter of Memphis,
    the evening features a performance by the incomparable Dee Dee
    Bridgewater, returning to her Memphis roots. Bridgewater is a
    three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Tony
    Award-winning stage actress, and a 2017 NEA Jazz Master. The
    concert is free and begins at 7:00 p.m. 


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