Dr. John Bass of the Department of Music and director of Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music has published a commentary in The Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Lessons from Elvis on Inspiring Today’s Young People.”
Mike Curb Institute for Music
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.
The Rhodes Jazz Band l
The Audubon Sessions makes its television debut in 2017 on public, educational, and government (PEG) cable access stations in cities throughout the country.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame artist George Coleman returns to Memphis for a free show at the Levitt Shell. The concert will also feature the Rhodes Jazz Band.
Featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band, directed by Dr. John Bass
A free swing dance lesson will be given before the show by Red Hot Lindy Hop!
The lesson starts at 7:00 and the music begins at 7:30
On December 4th, the
On Friday, Nov. 13th, PreauXX (pronounced "Pro”) performed for roughly 50 students, faculty, and Memphians at Elvis’ original Memphis home. This was part of the Mike Curb Institute’s The Audubon Sessions concert series.
Cheryl L. Keyes is Professor of Ethnomusicology and Chair of FAC for the Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.