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Statesman of the Piano Book Launch with Dr. Eric Fillion (Department of History)

Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street
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Please join Dr. Eric Fillion (Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian History) for the launch of Statesman of the Piano: Jazz, Race, and History in the Life of Lou Hooper (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023), edited by Sean Mills, Eric Fillion, and Désirée Rochat. Statesman of the Piano  "sparks new conversations about Hooper's legacy while shedding light on the cross-border travels and wartime experiences of Black musicians, the politics of archiving and curating, and the connections between race and music in the twentieth century" (McGill-Queen's Press).  

Join us for a conversation between the co-editors and the panelists: 

  • Karen Dubinsky (Global Development Studies - History) 
  • Kristin Moriah (English) 
  • Daniel McNeil (Queen's National Scholar Chair in Black Studies - History) 
  • with members of Lou Hooper's family

There will also be samples of Hooper's music along with refreshments to enjoy. Copies of Statesman of the Piano will be available for purchase.

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