The 2022 Louis Armstrong International Continuum: Armstrong and Company

Presented by the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation


Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Giddins, Ned Sublette, Nichole Rustin-Paschal, Robert G. O’Meally, Allan Harris, Charles Tolliver, Theo Croker, Aidan Levy, David Chevan, Ran Blake, Kevin Whitehead, Racquel Gates, Krin Gabbard, Angela Davis, Robin D.G. Kelley, Terri Lyne Carrington, Farah Jasmine Griffin, the Quiana Lynell Band, and the Nnenna Freelon Band

Click here for full episodes!

Full trailer:

Such Sweet Thunder–Ellington Plays Shakespeare: Love and Power in Adaptation

In the 2021-22 academic year, Columbia University presented a yearlong campus-wide festival of public concerts, performances, lectures, panel discussions, and an exhibition inspired by the “tone parallel” between Shakespeare and Such Sweet Thunder, the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s 1957 Shakespearean suite. For event video and other teaching materials, please visit the Such Sweet Thunder site here.

The Such Sweet Thunder Continuum Conference took place on March 25, 2022.

See video below. The conference program is here.

Sonny Rollins, Rollins in Holland

Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings is Resonance Records’ first archival release from the Saxophone Colossus himself, Sonny Rollins. Released in partnership with the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this deluxe limited-edition 180g 3LP set is officially sanctioned by Rollins and is comprised of three different previously unissued performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink in May of 1967 at Vara Studio in Hilversum, the Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts, and a televised performance at the Go-Go Club in Loosdrecht. Rollins in Holland will include an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos from each venue; essays by Aidan Levy and Dutch jazz journalist/producer Frank Jochemsen; plus interviews with Sonny Rollins, Han Bennink, a remembrance of Ruud Jacobs, and more. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

See the mini-documentary below.