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VIDEO: Jazz Great Jimmy Owens Appears in BAAHP Tribute

VIDEO: Jazz Great Jimmy Owens Appears in BAAHP Tribute

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To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fordham's Bronx African American History Project, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Jimmy Owens composed a new piece called "The Bronx Suite." Owens is a world-renowned musician who has worked with artists who don't require a last name: Duke, Dizzy, and Miles, to name a few. Owens performed on April 6, at 8:30 p.m. the McGinley Center on Fordham's Rose Hill campus to more than 200 spectators.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

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