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
Featuring the Rhodes College Jazz Band performing a wide variety of swing dance and jazz band classics.
Brian Hodge, condctor
The Red Hot Lindy Hop Dancers will be on hand teaching swind dance techniques beginning at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
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 led by Dr. John Bass, director of Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music, will participate in Grahamwood Elementary School’s annual Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 24.
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 Mike Curb Institute of Music welcomed the band Mason Jar Fireflies to 1034 Audubon for the last Audubon Sessions performance of 2015.
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.