“Grits and Soy Sauce: Processes of Asian American Jazz”

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2013 Guest Lecturer Series for Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies 122: “Japanese American History:  Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”


“Grits and Soy Sauce:  Processes of Asian American Jazz”

November 7th, 2013 (Thursday)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 118 Barrows Hall


On Thursday, November 7th, AA/ADS 122 will be hosting a guest lecture with Dr. Anthony Brown from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in 118 Barrows Hall.

This lecture is the fourth in a series of lectures that the course will be sponsoring this semester.  Students, staff, faculty, and community members at large are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Professor Tsuchitani at lhtsuchitani@berkeley.edu

Composer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and Smithsonian Associate Scholar Anthony Brown is Artistic Director of the GRAMMY nominated Asian American Orchestra. He and his music are featured in the film documentaries, Don’t Lose Your Soul: The Music of Anthony Brown and Mark Izu (2012), Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children (1995), and Outside In Sight: The Music of United Front (1986). He also can be heard on over twenty recordings on Water Baby, Asian Improv, Soul Note, Blue Note, Gramavision, and Hat Art Records.

Dr. Brown holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in music (ethnomusicology) from UC Berkeley, as well as a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from Rutgers University.  Dr. Brown has served as a visiting professor of music at UC Berkeley (1998, 2002) and as Curator of American Musical Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1992-96.  He is the recipient of grants, awards, fellowships and commissions from the Guggenheim and Ford Foundations, Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, San Francisco Arts Commission, Creative Work Fund, San Francisco Foundation, California Arts Council, Asian Heritage Council, MacDowell Colony, San Francisco Chamber Music Society, Ministry of Culture in Berlin and the British Council. He also has published with Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster Macmillan.  His book, Give the Drummer Some! The Development of Modern Jazz Drumming, is forthcoming with the University of California Press.