Friday, December 22, 2017

Jazz: Winterfest Jazz Talks Tackle Immigration, Gender and Protest in 2018

Jazz on the Border: International Musicians and U.S. Visas
with Antonio Sanchez, Alexis Cuadrado, Lucia Cadotsch and moderated by Matthew Covey - This panel, featuring musicians, agents, and legal professionals, will discuss ways that U.S. immigration law impacts the U.S. jazz scene. We will discuss strategies for avoiding problems, and we’ll be doing a deep dive into some of the unique challenges jazz artists frequently encounter. Special attention will be paid to the changes under the new administration.Sunday January 14th, 2:00 PM - The New School Starr Foundation Hall, 63 5th Ave, NYC - FREE with RSVP (
Jazz and Gender: Challenging Inequality and Forging a New Legacy with Angela Davis, Lara Pellegrinelli, Arnetta Johnson, and Vijay Iyer, moderated by Terri Lyne Carrington - Jazz has been a transformational, spiritual, and social movement on the global stage – creating an enduring legacy. Also embedded in its legacy are sexism and other forms of alienation. We are experiencing a watershed moment and the jazz community cannot deny our obligation to imagine and give shape to the future. We must critically challenge the prevailing code that has historically repressed and continues to render invisible many of the art form’s creative contributors. Monday January 15th, 2:00 PM - The New School Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave, NYC - FREE with RSVP (
The Long March: A Conversation on Jazz and Protest Through the Generations with featured guest Archie Shepp, Nicole Mitchell, and Samora Pinderhughes, moderated by Ras Moshe Burnett - Jazz is inherently a music of social commentary and protest. Today we’re experiencing a true movement of contemporary jazz musicians expressing messages of justice, equality, and freedom. We’re pleased to engage three talented artists from three generations who each naturally embody the socially conceptual aspect of jazz performance. The focus will be on the history of jazz as a functional component in political consciousness and engagement. Tuesday January 16th, 6:00 PM - Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street - $20 ADV / $25 DOS (to be followed by concert with Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey)

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