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MSU Professors of Jazz: Honoring the Per(sisters)

Friday, Sep. 10, 2021    8–9pm

Join an insightful pre-concert presentation by Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut and guest curator Syrita Steib who will discuss Per(Sister), an exhibition honoring the life-changing persistence of formerly incarcerated women from Louisiana. After the presentation, artwork of the per(sisters) is put to music by jazz composer and New Orleans pianist Victor Atkins joined by MSU Professors of Jazz.

ARTISTS: Victor Atkins, guest piano; Xavier Davis, piano; Michael Dease, trombone; Randy Gelispie, drums; Randy Napoleon, guitar; Diego Rivera, saxophone; Rodney Whitaker, bass. Generously sponsored by Brenda and Floyd Akins, Jr.

The presentation portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets for the performance are available to purchase here.

Presented by Jazz Studies at MSU College of Music. Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States is on view Sept. 1–Dec. 12, 2021 at the MSU Broad Art Museum.

Held at Fairchild Theatre, located at 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825.

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Photo: MSU College of Music

Photo: MSU College of Music