Sunday, September 20, 2015

Upcoming Pepper Adams Lectures/Concerts



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I've read that the Chet Baker biopic, Born to Be Blue, starring Ethan Hawke, has opened at the Toronto Film Festival. I've also heard that Don Cheadle's portrait of Miles Davis (Miles Ahead) is forthcoming at the New York Film Festival. Quite a bevy of trumpeter films. Who do you think should play Pepper Adams, if that film were ever made, and who do you think should make it, if anyone?

As for my exploits, I'll be doing a series of lectures about Pepper Adams starting the week of October 19. Here's my schedule. I hope to see you.

M, Oct. 19: 12:30-1:45: Wayne NJ: Lecture at William Paterson U.
M, Oct. 19: 7-8:30: Poughkeepsie NY: Lecture at Vassar College
T, Oct. 20: Travel.
W, Oct. 21: 3-4:30: Rochester NY: Lecture ("Pepper Adams in Rochester, 1935-1947"), Rochester 
                               Institute of Technology, Liberal Arts Hall A-201. Book signing to follow.
W, Oct. 21, 8:30-10: Rochester NY: Book talk/signing, then concert of Pepper's music by the Mike 
                                 Melito Trio (with Doug Stone) at the Bop Shop.
Th, Oct. 22: 12:10-1: Pittsford NY: Possible lecture at Nazareth College.
F, Oct. 23: 12:30-2: Cambridge MA: Possible lecture at Longy School of Music.
Sat, Oct. 24: Travel.
Sun, Oct. 25: Travel.
M, Oct. 26: 5:30-7: Boone NC: Lecture at Appalachian State U.
T, Oct. 27: ______: Charlotte NC: Possible lecture at University of North Carolina.

I'll update my itinerary next week. There's a possibility that next week's blog post might be the last one for a while. If that's the case, I'll elaborate.