dimanche, décembre 02, 2007

The JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM which has just secured a permanent home in the to be redeveloped Victoria Theater, will inaugurate a new free series Jazz for Curious Readers featuring Harlem journalist Herb Boyd this Monday.

Boyd, a prolific Harlem-based author and frequent Downbeat contributor, will get the new series off to a swingin’ start.

Monday, December 3, 2007

6:00 pm | At the NY Public Library
203 West 115th Street
Guest: Author Herb Boyd

Herb Boyd is an award-winning author and journalist who has published sixteen books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers. Brotherman—The Odyssey of Black Men in America —An Anthology (One World/Ballantine, 1995), co-edited with Robert Allen of the Black Scholar journal, won the American Book Award for nonfiction. In 1999, Boyd won three first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his articles published in the Amsterdam News. Among his most popular books are Black Panthers for Beginners (Writers & Readers, 1995); Autobiography of a People—Three Centuries of African American History Told By Those Who Lived It (Doubleday, 2000); and Pound for Pound—The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Amistad, 2005). Most recently he worked with world music composer and musician Yusef Lateef on his autobiography for Morton Books, The Gentle Giant, released in 2006.