On April 30, 2016, the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research celebrated international jazz day with a headline performance by jazz vocalist Kim Nalley. The program began with a fascinating conversation on the global historical role of jazz on race, class, and culture led by our expert panelists, including Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall, History Professor Eric Porter and jazz singer/historian Kim Nalley.
Dan White wrote about this event for UC Santa Cruz.
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Tyler Stovall is Dean of Humanities at UC Santa Cruz and is the author of several books and numerous articles in the field of modern French history, specializing in transnational history, labor, colonialism, and race.
Eric Porter is a History Professor at UC Santa Cruz. His research includes black cultural and intellectual history, US cultural history and cultural studies, critical race and ethics studies, and popular music and jazz studies.
Kim Nalley is a well-known Bay Area jazz artist and is on faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory. She is also Ph.D. candidate focusing on the globalization of jazz and black cultural politics.