BLACK NIGHTINGALES: LADY DAY, ELLA & SASSY
PAUL BURGETT '68E, '72E (PhD)
University Vice President
Senior Advisor to the President
Adjunct Professor of Music at the School of Arts and Sciences
PERFORMANCE BY AFTER HOURS
University of Rochester A Cappella Ensemble
The University of Rochester invites you to join alumni, parents, and friends for a morning of engaging, presentation, music, and Meliora spirit! Reminisce with old friends and make new connections at a special reception featuring remarks by Paul Burgett and a performance by the University’s After Hours. Don’t miss out as we take the east coast out west and bring a bit of Rochester to you!
The Black Nightingales were the first ladies of song in America. These divas shaped vocal jazz and popular song styles in the 20th century and influenced generations of vocal and instrumental jazz performers. Burgett will share musical samples and rare footage of these singers performing on the silver screen, on early television, and in the recording studio.
Paul Burgett currently serves as Vice President and General Secretary and Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Rochester. Prior to his current appointment, he served a combined 21 years, first as Dean of Students at the Eastman School of Music and then as Vice President and University Dean of Students. As a faculty member in the College music department, he teaches courses in the History of Jazz and the Music of Black Americans.
Admission is $20 and includes a champagne lunch and entrance to the museum. Advance registration is required. If your class ends in a 3 or an 8, congratulations on your Reunion! Please enjoy the event free of charge.
*If anyone in your party has dietary restrictions of which we should be aware, please notify us at the phone number below.
Online registration for this event is now closed. If you woud like to attend, please contact Megan Thompson at Megan.Thompson@rochester.edu or at 585-410-1670