Events

Before the Black List: The Role of the New York Jazz Community and the McCarthy Era in Promoting Social Change Through Radical Politics
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30am
Before the Black List: The Role of the New York Jazz Community and the McCarthy Era in Promoting Social Change Through Radical Politics

Before the Black List: The Role of the New York Jazz Community and the McCarthy Era in Promoting Social Change Through Radical Politics


Friday, February 28 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Lincoln Hall 335
Free and open to the public

PSU welcomes jazz educator and researcher Dr. Brian Casey for a jazz history lecture.

Guest lecturer Brian Casey is a jazz bassist, educator and researcher based in Boulder, CO. Brian serves as Assistant Professor of Academic Jazz at the University of Northern Colorado and earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder where he taught courses in Humanities, Jazz Studies, and American Music.  Prior to moving to Colorado, Brian earned a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas where he played with the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band and served as a Teaching Fellow in Jazz Bass under the direction of Professor Lynn Seaton. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Brian has performed and/or recorded with Eric Skye, Pink Martini, Weber Iago, Henry Butler, Robert Johnson, MaryLynn Gillaspie and many others.  Dr. Casey has presented original research in jazz-related fields at many national and international conferences including those of the College Music Society, the Jazz Education Network and the International Society of Bassists. Brian’s research interests include the intersection of jazz and American literature, politics and society and the role of jazz in the civil rights struggle in America as well as jazz as a cultural phenomenon in New Orleans. He is currently also working on the Miles Davis entry for the Oxford Bibliographies in Music, to be completed by July 15, 2020.