|Event||Jazz Congress 2018: Jazz And Race. A Conversation|
|Date||Thursday, January 11th, 2018|
|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