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Jazz Combos

Multigenerational Music

Sunday, February 28, 2021 |
4:30PM - 6:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A father daughter duo playing music


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


Part of the Penn Museum Year of Jazz

How does the love of music get passed down from generation to generation? “Multigenerational Music” asks parents and their children about changes in the music industry, the process of becoming a musician, and the gift of music to future generations. Come hear from a local Philadelphia familys about the intertwined nature of music-making and familial love.

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Guthrie Ramsey, PhD is a music historian, pianist, composer, and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a widely-published writer, with some of his works including Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop (2003), and The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop (2013). As a producer, label head, and leader of the band Dr. Guy’s Musiqology, Dr. Ramsey has released five recording projects and has performed at venues such as The Blue Note and Harlem Stage in New York, and the Annenberg Theater of the Performing Arts and Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia. Ramsey hosts the Musiqology Podcast and Musiqology Rx is his community arts initiative that provides quality arts programming to under-served communities. He has written for and consulted with museums and galleries such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and was co-curator of the acclaimed exhibition Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2010. (

Bridget Ramsey is a Philadelphia singer/songwriter who creates music with influences from jazz, hip-hop, reggae and classical music. She received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and has gone on to perform at venues such as the Blue Note in New York and South, Le'Tage, and the Painted Bride in Philadelphia. She released her debut EP “B-Eclectic” in April 2016, and her second Solo EP "Jazz Non-Standards, was released in April of 2019. (

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Part of the Penn Museum Year of Jazz