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Paris Reunion Band
Spreads the Word to Dubai
Jazz Seminar Outreach Program recently extended as far as Dubai,
in the United Arab Emirates, as Pitt Jazz Studies Director
Nathan Davis (far right) gathered with the Paris Reunion Band
in December for JAZZ@Dubai Media City.
event, of which Davis was musical director, involved a live performance,
individual lectures, and workshops at American University in Dubai,
and a University-sponsored talent search. The Paris Reunion Band,
shown at right, was cofounded in 1984 by Davis and legendary jazz
drummer Kenny Clarke.
Clarke’s sudden death in 1985, band members continued
to perform and record around the globe, as a tribute
to Clarke and the jazz scene that flourished in Paris
in the 1950s and ’60s.
Dubai event was sponsored by Cultural Engineering Dubai.
Its chair, Damien Pwono, received the Ph.D. degree in ethnomusicology
at Pitt in 1992 and is a former student of Davis’.
While there, Davis also was interviewed for an article that
appeared in The Buzz, a new biweekly
English language newspaper published in Dubai.
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