In the fall of 2013, I start a new academic journey at the University of Chicago as a PhD in ethnomusicology. The opportunity to study with Phil Bohlman, Travis Jackson, Kaley Mason, Melvin Butler, and the rest of the professors at U of C is a true honor. The plan is to do a dissertation on my experiences with Von Freeman. Check out the blog as I bring y’all along with me on this journey.
If you don’t know who Phil Bohlman, Travis Jackson, or Kaley Mason are, (I’m sure all the jazz cats are familiar with Melvin Butler), check them out. They are super heavy and in Chicago. Also, my colleagues at U of C are also pretty bad ass. I’ll be featuring various individuals and their work in some blog posts.