18th Annual African American Music Heritage Institute

This celebration of the history of the music of African Americans will feature concerts, clinics, lectures, and workshops for elementary and secondary school students, University of Louisville students, and the general public. This annual initiative was created 18 years ago by U of L Jazz Studies professor Jerry Tolson to help promote cultural diversity.

“Mass Transit” – Rufus Reid’s three movement Orchestral work
Performed by The University Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Kimcherie Lloyd

“Moods” Tranquil, Restless, Celebration
Performed by U of L Jazz Ensemble plus Strings & Woodwinds
Directed by Kimcherie Lloyd

Time For Nostalgia
Come Out And Play
Ode To Ray
The Meddler

Performed by the University of Louisville Jazz Ensemble
Directed by John LaBarbera


Rufus Reid with Sullivan Fortner Always in the Moment


  • 03/27/2022
    The Palisades Virtuosi plays Rufus Reid’s Composition
    The Palisades Virtuosi Performs
    Hackensack, NJ

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