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Tracy McMullen Group + Ayan Imai-Hall Group

Saxophonist Tracy McMullen along with her band plays original jazz compositions. Tap dancer Ayan Imai-Hall brings jazz music to life with dance!

Tracy McMullen Group + Ayan Imai-Hall Group
Tracy McMullen Group + Ayan Imai-Hall Group


Feb 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM



Tracy McMullen is a saxophonist, composer, and Associate Professor of Music at Bowdoin College. Her 2019 book, Haunthenticity: Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real, examines musical performance and its relationship to conceptions of the past, history, and identity. She is currently researching her second book, The Courage Hear: Jazz Traditions and the Price of the Ticket, which investigates jazz as a moral practice. Her articles and chapters have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in the United States and Europe. She has held fellowship positions with USC, IICSI (Canada), and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and has served on national and international grant and prize committees for the NEA, the AMS, and FWF. As a saxophonist and composer, she has recorded on Cadence, Parma, and Plutonium Records, among others.


Raised in NH, Ayan Imai-Hall began tap dancing in local dance studios as a child. Ayan was awarded a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts with blues musician, TJ Wheeler. Since working with Wheeler, Ayan has strived to perform throughout New England bringing the dance to the music.

The culmination of jazz music and tap dance is a tradition that has been passed along through the music. This is an expression of our gratitude to those dedicated to preserve this dance and this music, as well as those committed to progress the form.


Doors @ 6PM

Show @ 7PM

This event is donation based, bring cash to tip the performers!


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