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Jazz Historian Dan Morgenstern Honored on 90th Birthday with Creation of Rutgers Fellowships

The acclaimed author and educator was director of the university's Institute of Jazz Studies for 36 years

Dan Morgenstern
Dan Morgenstern

The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., has appointed internationally acclaimed historian, writer, and educator Dan Morgenstern as its executive director emeritus and has named a yearlong fellowship in his honor to celebrate his 90th birthday and significant contributions to jazz scholarship. The tribute will continue in the spring with a symposium on Morgenstern’s life and legacy.

IJS will make the official announcement of all this during a birthday bash at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City today (October 23) at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased on Birdland’s website.

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