Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

Jazz Riffs: Breaking Boundaries and Crossing Borders


The exhibit “Jazz Riffs: Breaking Boundaries and Crossing Borders”, presented by the Arts and Humanities Library and the News and Microforms Library, in the libraries’ Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, has been extended and will be on dIsplay until July 1.

The exhibit speaks like a riff in jazz—a short simple melody used for creating more complicated musical patterns. It makes no claim to being all-inclusive; just a one-toe dip in the river of jazz, its music, and the lives of a few of its artists.

Jazz Riffs looks at three major story elements in the history of jazz—GENDER, RACE, and WORLD—focusing on a few musicians or groups from each of these categories.

Each of the three themes in the exhibit include musicians’
stories and their music and goes deeper into the history, music,
biography, film and fiction of jazz found within the rich resources of the University Libraries.