I will appear in the United States next week for a few gigs, as well as some fieldwork in my research for two books I am working on right now: Jazz Industry in America (2nd edition) and Black Music: Roots and Branches (both in Russian, for St.Petersburg-based Planet of Music publishing house.)
The gigs are:
October 17, 2012
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Russian pianist Ivan Farmakovsky and music critic Cyril Moshkow present the lecture "Introduction to Russian Jazz and Soviet Music"
Noon – 1:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center
October 22, 2012
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
IVAN FARMAKOVSKY QUARTET performs jazz arrangements of songs of Russian composers. Ralph Bowen (saxophone), Ivan Farmakovsky (piano), Kenny Davis (double bass), Donald Edwards (drums). Introduction by music critic Cyril Moshkow
12:30 pm, Mason Gross School of the Arts
In between, I plan to visit a few jazz research institutions in the Greater NYC area. Back to Moscow on October 23.