Art Samberg – A Brief History of Jazz in New York City

Art J. Samberg possesses over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. In 2009, Art Samberg retired from his position as chief executive officer at Pequot Capital Management. A longtime resident of New York, Arthur J. Samberg currently serves on the board of directors for Jazz at Lincoln Center, an organization that is committed to promoting education and community engagement through jazz music and performance.

New York has a rich jazz history. During the early 20th century, the city was home to many of the musicians who contributed to the emergence of this innovative musical style. Ragtime composer Scott Joplin lived there, as did pianist and composer Duke Ellington, who played at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the 1920s.

In 1938, jazz was performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time by Benny Goodman and members of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras. This was the first racially integrated jazz performance.

Jazz expanded and transformed throughout the following decades. It gave rise to swing, bebop, and fusion.

With the success of musicians like Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, jazz continued to flourish in New York City into the 1950s. The city was the birthplace of some of the most influential jazz music labels, including Riverside and Atlantic, the latter of which helped jazz music to reach a national audience.

Programs and Faculty at Columbia Business School

Art Samberg is a leader in the finance and investment sectors. In 2009, Art Samberg opened his family office, Hawkes Financial, LLC, a New York-based entity that manages family funds. Art J. Samberg earned his MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS) in 1967. In 2006, Arthur Samberg donated $25 million to his alma mater. The Arthur J. Samberg Institute at CBS is named in his honor. More recently, in 2013, Arthur J. Samberg, a member of CBS’s Board of Overseers, generously pledged $25 million to CBS School toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus.

Thanks to generous financial contributions from alumni, CBS continues to provide academic programs that go above and beyond what is offered at other learning institutions. For example, the executive MBA program at CBS gives working students the opportunity to obtain an MBA while holding down jobs outside of the classroom.

CBS employs over 150 full-time faculty members that hail from diverse industries. In addition to teaching courses, these faculty members conduct research that helps CBS stay at the forefront of experience and knowledge in all areas of business. More than 100 adjunct professors who hold positions in leading industries teach courses at CBS, offering students the opportunity to learn from individuals who are working in the field.

The Samberg Scholars Program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

A graduate of Columbia Business School, Art Samberg donates to his alma mater to help future generations of business professionals make an impact. In 2002, he donated $10 million to the school. To honor his contribution, the school founded the Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence, one of the school’s premiere locations for specialized programs and learning experiences. In 2006, Arthur Samberg donated $25 million to his alma mater. More recently, in 2013, Arthur J. Samberg, a member of CBS’s Board of Overseers, pledged $25 million to Columbia Business School toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus. Art Samberg and his wife, Rebecca, later established a scholars program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Art J. Samberg serves as a trustee.

The Samberg Scholars program was created in December 2012 to help Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital attract and retain the brightest medical talent. Funded by a $25 million donation from Rebecca and Arthur Samberg, the program also allows more resources to be devoted to clinical research at the hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Samberg set a number of requirements that must be met in order for a physician to qualify as a Samberg Scholar. In order to be considered, a physician must serve as a pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist. Additionally, he or she must demonstrate qualities such as leadership, the ability to instruct others, a willingness to help develop programs, and involvement in the community.

The inaugural group of Samberg Scholars is comprised of 10 medical professionals. They are versed in areas spanning general pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, and urology.

A Brief Overview of the Arthur J. Samberg Institute

A finance and investment professional for over 25 years, Art Samberg founded his first fund in 1986. Today, he serves as the manager for Hawkes Financial Services, LLC, and is a member of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC. In 1967, Art Samberg graduated from Columbia Business School, earning an MBA. Art J. Samberg continues to support the school through donations.

The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence was founded by Columbia Business School in honor of Art Samberg’s $10 million donation in 2002. In 2006, Arthur Samberg donated $25 million to his alma mater. More recently, in 2013, Arthur J. Samberg, a member of CBS’s Board of Overseers, generously pledged $25 million to Columbia Business School toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus.
The institute’s goal is to help faculty provide an even better education for students by offering educational programs and other resources for faculty members. There is an orientation seminar for new faculty to help them learn their way around the school and its programs, and there are teaching workshops for junior and senior faculty.

The institute focuses on junior faculty members in order to help them prepare for long, illustrious careers at Columbia Business School. Through the institute, senior faculty members mentor junior members by dispensing advice on managing the classroom and utilizing different types of teaching resources.