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

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 … Read More “Jazz Historian Dan Morgenstern Honored on 90th Birthday with Creation of Rutgers Fellowships”

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Rutgers Acquires Count Basie Collection

The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark, in New Jersey, has acquired a collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts that belonged to the late William “Count” Basie. The Count Basie Collection, according to an IJS press release, includes the musician’s pianos, Hammond organ, photos, correspondence, concert programs, business records, housewares, and press clippings. “Scholars, … Read More “Rutgers Acquires Count Basie Collection”

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