Jazz & Justice Panel Discussion
As part of the BRIC JazzFest, join BRIC for a panel discussion on the growing number of jazz elders and newcomers who are creating music that indicts, confronts and critiques, without pretending to provide easy answers. The discussion will be moderated by author and musician Greg Tate, whose writings on culture and politics have been published in The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Rolling Stone, VIBE, and many others. Tate is widely praised for his ground-breaking work on music’s social, political, economic, and cultural implications.
Panelists include composer Samora Pinderhughes, who has created many multidisciplinary works used to examine sociopolitical issues; Imani Uzuri, vocalist and creator of Revolutionary Choir, a community singing group dedicated to preserving songs of resistance; and Brooklyn native Melvin Gibbs, who has played bass in projects ranging from Dead Prez to Caetano Veloso, and is the co-founder of innovative jazz trio Harriet Tubman.
General Admission: Seated/Standing. This event, including seating, is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs do not guarantee entry.