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Willie Ruff to give a lecture on the American Jazz Century Sep. 4

Ruff presents "A Cinematic Excursion through the American Jazz Century," a multimedia lecture
September 3, 2014
Willie Ruff

Willie Ruff

Professor Willie Ruff will give the Martin A. Ryerson Lecture at the Yale Art Gallery on Thursday, September 4 at 5:30 pm. His multimedia presentation is titled “A Cinematic Excursion through the American Jazz Century.”

Ruff, Professor of Music and Director of the Ellington Fellowship at Yale, will highlight the life of jazz bassist Milt Hinton, delving into the history of jazz at Yale and beyond.

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton and is generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

The Yale Art Gallery is located at 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven.