Media Advisory: Filmmaker, Composer and UB to Honor Bruce Jackson

Release Date: September 20, 2012

The life's work and accomplishments of University at Buffalo scholar Bruce Jackson will be honored in a special tribute titled "A Celebration of the Arts to Honor Bruce Jackson: Working in Time" on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1-5 p.m. in Slee Hall on the North Campus. A reception in the Center for the Arts Atrium will follow from 5-6 p.m.

All parts of the program are free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit the event's website.

The tribute, which is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, will open with greetings from UB President Satish K. Tripathi and will be moderated by SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English, Diane Christian.

The program includes:

1 p.m. A preview of images from Jackson's forthcoming book, "Inside the Wire: Photographs from Texas and Arkansas Prisons" will be accompanied by Jackson's Grammy-nominated soundtrack, "Wake Up Dead Man," recorded in 1964 and 1966.

The world premiere of "A Garland for Bruce" by David Felder, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Birge-Cary Chair in Composition, UB Department of Music, with cello performance by Jonathan Golove, associate professor of music performance.

2 p.m. The screening of "Crazy Horse" (2011), filmed by renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman with an introduction by the filmmaker.

An open discussion with David Felder, Bruce Jackson and Frederick Wiseman will follow the movie

5 p.m. Reception in the Center for the Arts Atrium

Media arrangements: Contact Sara R. Saldi in UB's Office of University Communications at 716-645-4593 or

Media Contact Information

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