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“Territory Bands, Then and Now ”

The third KU Interdisciplinary Jazz Colloquium

March 3, 2006, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Alderson Auditorium


9:00 - 10:45 Panel 1: Communities, Chair: Crystal Anderson

Adam Bush, “Teaching Territory”

Mike Heffley, “The Northwest Creative Orchestra: What Might Have Been May Yet Be”

Megan Williams, “Traveling the U.S. with Porgy and Bess: Representations of Etta Moten as ‘Native’ Envoy in the Kansas City Call, 1942-1944"
11:00 - 12:30

“Tales from the Territories”
Chuck Haddix, Myra Taylor, Rusty Tucker

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30

“A Living Legend of Lawrence Jazz, a Conversation with Clyde Bysom”
Bruce Roberts
(click here for a special invitation from Clyde)

2:30 - 4:00

Panel 2: Destinations, Chair: Jeffrey Taylor

Lioubov Guinzbourg, “Traveling Jazz to Russia: ‘Golden Age’ by Dmitrii Shostakovich, Foxtrot in Ballet Russe”

Maxine Gordon, “The Khalif of Valby: Dexter Gordon in Copenhagen in the 60s”

Scott A. Carter, “ Chicago as Musical Frontier: Ken Vandermark’s Territory Band”

4:00 - 5:00

KEYNOTE: “Territory Bands of the 21st Century??!??”
Bill Lowe

For more information, contact William J. Harris,, or Sherrie Tucker, 785-864-2305

Held in conjunction with the 29 th Annual KU Jazz Festival, March 3-4, 2006
For KU Jazz Festival tickets, contact the Lied Center Box Office (785-864-2787; For more information on the KU Jazz Festival, go to

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, KU Center for Research, KU Libraries, and the Office of the Chancellor.