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Wynton Marsalis in New York

Wynton Marsalis
Event Jazz Congress 2018: Jazz And Race. A Conversation
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis
Date Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Time 9:30am
Venue Appel Room
Address 10 Columbus Circle
Location New York, NY, United States

We’ve all heard commentators and pundits through the years claim that what the United States needs is “an honest conversation about race.” Racial identity and issues, including segregation, integration, and appropriation, pervade the history of jazz. As a metaphor for democracy, and given the music’s core values of swing, improvisation, and the blues, what is the role of jazz in this important discussion?

Panelists: Ethan Iverson, Wynton Marsalis
Moderator: Andre Guess