The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a $25,000 grant to the CBMR for the FREE/PHASE project by artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. Read more
Founded at Columbia College Chicago in 1983, The Center for Black Music Research is the only organization of its kind. It exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture by serving as a nexus for all who value black music, by promoting scholarly thought and knowledge about black music, and by providing a safe haven for the materials and information that document the black music experience across Africa and the diaspora.
1938 James Scott (pianist, composer and publisher of rags, waltzes and songs) died in Kansas City, Kans.
1985 Joseph Rudolph "Philly Joe" Jones (jazz drummer) died in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Fall 2015 Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Semester begins Tuesday, September 8th.
Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
618 South Michigan,
Fall 2015 Hours:
10 am – 5 pm
Phone: (312) 369-7559
Fax: (312) 369-8029