|Event||The Pulitzer Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts|
|Ensemble||Wynton Marsalis Quintet|
|Date||Saturday, September 10th, 2016|
|Venue||Sanders Theater at Harvard University|
|Address||45 Quincy St|
|Location||Cambridge, MA, United States|
|Venue Phone||+1 617-496-2222|
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust opened with an introduction of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, who reflected on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom. His piece was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer.
Marsalis reflected on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom — the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer. He interspersed musical performances with his quintet to reflecting on themes including the power of jazz, blues and other musical forms to mirror America’s diversity with its amalgam of influences.
- Walter Blanding – tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet
- Ali Jackson – drums, tambourine
- Carlos Henriquez – bass
- Dan Nimmer – piano
- James Chirillo – guitar