John Edward Hasse, author and Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, will lecture on Curating American Music.
Dr. John Edward Hasse is a museum curator, author, and lecturer. Since 1984, he has served as Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, where he has curated exhibitions on Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Ray Charles, and founded the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and international Jazz Appreciation Month. He also a leader of Smithsonian Music. Hasse’s books include Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington, Discover Jazz (co-editor), and Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (co-author). He has received two Grammy Award nominations and two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards. Hasse has lectured on leadership, the arts, and music in twenty countries on six continents.
The Jazz Festival continues on Friday evening at 7:30 with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble (including a presentation by John Edward Hasse on the Life and Music of Duke Ellington); on Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. with the Harry Appelman Trio; and on Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m. with the MMEA All State Jazz Band.
Admission is free.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in the Administration Drive Parking Garage — please see here for additional information.