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Jazz at the Rat feat. Courtney Bryan and The Music of Geri Allen

Location: Uptown Campus
City Diner/Der Rathskeller in the LBC

The New York Times calls New Orleans native Courtney Bryan “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests." Currently serving as an assistant professor in the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane, Bryan previously was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her compositions, ranging from jazz and experimental music to gospel and spirituals, have been presented at Lincoln Center in New York City, the National Gallery of Art, and Bethany and Abyssinian Baptist Churches, to name a few. She will perform the works of Geri Allen, the influential jazz pianist, educator, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient who passed away in June 2017.

Jazz at the Rat is a series of live concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at City Diner (a.k.a. Der Rathskeller or "The Rat") at Tulane. Each edition features performances by jazz legends and rising stars, comprising of both visiting artists and outstanding New Orleans-based musicians, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane's jazz studies program.  

Free and open to the public. Presented by the Lagniappe Series of Newcomb-Tulane College. For more information, contact 504-314-2829 or, or visit

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