Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin Jazz Society Presents: Griffin Woodard

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00pm to 12:00am

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square
Clark Bandstand, Oberlin, OH 44074

Following their debut EP, Kyrie, the Griffin Woodard Quartet is excited to launch a series of performances in Fall 2021. First stop: Oberlin! The quartet will be performing in an expanded quintet format on Saturday, October 16 from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Tappan Bandstand. The first hour will be a presentation of their original music, followed by a jam session open to all. This performance is especially significant to the group, comprised mainly of Class of 2020 alumni who are just now returning to their alma mater to celebrate graduation after the long exodus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This evening’s musical celebration is dedicated to the memory of Wendell and Bettye Logan. Wendell Logan created a place for Black American Music to thrive in Oberlin by tirelessly founding the Oberlin Jazz Studies Department. The band performs with gratitude to be a part of the Oberlin jazz legacy and eagerly awaits the chance to reconnect with current students, faculty, and community members.

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