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The Friday Riff with Oliver Lake and Prof. George Lipsitz, Friday Feb. 23 @ Noon

Jazz musician, multi-instrumentalist, painter, composer, performer, educator, and writer Oliver Lake; and UCSB Black Studies/Sociology Professor George Lipsitz. Professor Lipsitz and Mr. Lake will discuss jazz and beyond as part of Mr. Lake’s residency at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies.

Oliver Lake is a long-time member and co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet, and was part of St. Louis’ important late 60’s/early 70’s collective B.A.G. (Black Artists’ Group). He has played with a host of musicians and ensembles, won numerous awards, and is an extraordinary performer and educator. More information on Oliver Lake can be found at http://www.oliverlake.net

George Lipsitz is a prolific author and scholar of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Music. He has taught and published on a wide range of topics including social movements, urban culture, and inequality. He currently teaches in the departments of Sociology and Black Studies at UCSB.