Please join us on Thursday April 16 from 3-4:30 for a multimedia presentation and talk by Tad Hershorn, author of “Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice” (University of California Press, 2011).  The talk is in Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library, and will also be broadcast on MediSite Live,

Hershorn, an archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, at Rutgers University-Newark, will highlight the life and work of groundbreaking jazz impresario, record producer, and civil rights activist Norman Granz, who improbably combined financial and popular success while promoting an uncompromising agenda of civil rights dating from the early 1940.

You can read more about the program at

For more Jazz see the current library exhibit “Jazz Riffs: Breaking Boundaries and Crossing Borders” on display in 203 Pattee, and the Jazz display and collections in the Music and Media Center, 2nd floor of West Pattee.