February 28, 2013
- Who is Al Sears, and Why is He Important to the History of American Music?
- Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge
- Description: Bill Maakestad will present, "Who is Al Sears, and Why is He Important to the History of American Music" on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge.
According to Terry Stewart, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, "Al Sears was a renaissance musician and entrepreneur whose influence still resonates today." And Phill Schaap, legendary New York City DJ and Lincoln Center jazz scholar, has written, "Big Al Sears undoubtedly made the largest anonymous contribution to 20th Century America that can be easily referenced." Whether as a player (from jazz in the 1920s to the rise or rock and roll in the 1950s), business man (as owner of his own publishing company and one of the first African American executives of a major record label), or civil rights advocate (with integration success stories from Harvard University to ABC-Paramount, Inc.), Macomb-born Al Sears led a fascinating life that truly made him a role model for all time. Join us for a musical and historical introduction to Macomb's own "Favorite jazz son".
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