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UCLA Ethnomusicology announces events for fall 2011, including Kenny Burrell at Royce Hall

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The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology at the Herb Alpert School of Music offers a series of events for the public's enjoyment throughout this fall quarter, including the UCLA Live event "Kenny Burrell: 80 Years Young," celebrating the life and career of the jazz legend and UCLA professor. Programs include performances in various genres, as well as academic lectures. Updated information and confirmation of events can be found at or by calling 310-825-8381.
For events at UCLA's Schoenberg Music Building, all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).   
For events at Royce Hall, all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 4 (enter the campus at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza). For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or, unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, Nov. 12
7 p.m.
Jazz at UCLA Live
'Kenny Burrell: 80 Years Young'
Featuring special guests B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lalo Schifrin and others
Royce Hall
Tickets: From $25; $15 for UCLA students
Celebrate the life and career of influential performer, composer, bandleader and producer Kenny Burrell. This one-night-only all-star event features tribute performances by blues legend B.B. King, multi-Grammy-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and pianist Lalo Schifrin, as well as the UCLA Philharmonia (conducted by Neal Stulberg), and new compositions by UCLA faculty composers Roger Bourland, Paul Chihara and Charley Harrison.
(Presenting sponsors: the Herb Alpert Foundation, Carole and Jim Barrall, and Jacqueline and Marvin Jubas)
Monday, Nov. 21
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building 
This show features UCLA jazz combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens and Michele Weir.    
Tuesday, Nov. 22
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building 
This concert will feature the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; the UCLA Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by James Newton; and the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell.    
The Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series presents a variety of lectures focusing on research and other issues important in the field of ethnomusicology. Lectures are free and open to the public. 
Wednesday, Oct. 12
1–3 p.m.
Markus Verne (University of Bayreuth)
'Heavy Metal in Madagascar: An "existential" approach to the study of popular music'
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)
Verne is a lecturer in anthropology at Germany's University of Bayreuth.  
Wednesday, Oct. 26
1–3 p.m.
Society for Ethnomusicology Conference Paper Presentations I
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)      
Wednesday, Nov. 9
1–3 p.m.
Society for Ethnomusicology Conference Paper Presentations II
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)      
Wednesday, Dec. 7
1–3 p.m.
James Newton (UCLA)
'On the work that I am currently composing — St. Matthew Passion'
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)
Newton is a composer, jazz musician and professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA.  
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