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.