Bebop Fairy Tales: On Jazz, Intolerance, and Baseball
Wednesday, December 1st
Mark Ruffin, known as the afternoon drivetime DJ for SiriusXM’s Real Jazz channel, joins us virtually live to read from his collection of “jazz short stories,” Bebop Fairy Tales. A scintillating blend of historical fiction with jazz and, yes, baseball—the collection weaves connections between the two great and uniquely American pastimes, and explores how both are an expression and arbiter of race in America.
This program is a conversation with a true jazz expert. Moderated by Dr. Aaron Johnson, musician and Professor of Jazz at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more.