The Armour/McCurdy Salon Concert Series

Disrupting Racism through the Lens of the Arts

Please join Professors Jody Armour and Ron McCurdy for the inaugural Salon Concert Series, Disrupting Racism Through The Lens of the Arts. The first concert will feature the Langston Hughes Project which is based on Hughes’ poem, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. This multimedia presentation is Hughes’ social commentary on the struggle for freedom and equality.

Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz
featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet


Time & Date:
Saturday, March 19th, at 6 p.m.


The Armour Residence
4065 Kenway Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008


Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and valet parking provided


6:00 p.m. Doors open

6:30 p.m. Book Discussion led by Jody Armour ( Caste, by Isabelle Wilkerson)

7:30 p.m. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz – featuring Ron McCurdy on trumpet and spoken word, Aaron Visor, piano, Max Kraus, bass, and Reggie Quinerly, drums.

8:30 p.m. Post-concert Discussion 


All guests must show proof of full vaccination (either a physical CDC-issued vaccine card or a digital copy available from the State of California here). As an alternative, guests may show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Photo ID required. Masks are required for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated.