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The Musicians of Smoketown

The Musicians of Smoketown

Duquesne music professor Dr. Edward Kocher and Dr. James T. Johnson Jr., CEO of the Afro American Music Institute, Inc. will lead a session that explores legendary African-American jazz musicians that emerged from Pittsburgh's Hill District in the mid-20th century. In Smoketown, author Mark Whitaker introduces Billy Strayhorn, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams, Kenny Clarke, and Erroll Garner. Kocher and Johnson will share captivating stories and iconic music of the musicians in Smoketown. Please prepare for a swinging hour!


Location: College Hall 105

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Thursday, February 9, 2023
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

Event Organizer

Carissa Haslam Swales