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Work of Producer George Avakian to be Presented at Rutgers University

Institute of Jazz Studies to host "George Avakian: A Life in Music" on Dec. 7

Miles Davis and George Avakian

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University – Newark will host, as part of its Jazz Research Roundtable series, the special presentation “George Avakian: A Life in Music,” a retrospective look at one of the most influential figures of the mid-20th century recording industry.

Matt Snyder of the New York Public Library, Avakian’s former personal archivist, will discuss the producer/manager’s career and present exclusive papers, photos, and sound recordings from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian Papers.

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