[INSiDE] THE JAZZ NOTE® presents “Charles Mingus: A Jazz Icon of Contemporary Impact” hosted by Ashley Kahn, featuring JAZZ HOUSE faculty and Mingus Band Members, Abraham Burton and Andy McKee. Presented with educational partner Alex Terrier of Jazz Up! / Jazz a Vienne. FREE to all jazz lovers and students!
The legendary bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus was a fiercely independent, proudly African American force in music, a model for many generations of musicians, especially today. One way of appreciating his approach to jazz is to understand his particular way of balancing the two primary creative endeavors in jazz: composing and improvising. We are joined by Alex Terrier, alto saxophonist and member of the Mingus Big Band, to discuss Mingus through three powerful compositions. We will share videos and audio clips, hear from Terrier plus Abraham Burton and Andy McKee, two other MBB members who teach at Jazz House Kids. This event is partnered by JazzUp, the educational program for young players that is part of the annual French summer festival Jazz à Vienne, where both Kahn and Terrier teach. You can learn more about Jazz a Vienne here on YouTube
This program on contemporary social values through the prism of the African American musical tradition is made possible thanks to the support of Brandenberg Productions and The New Jersey State Council for the Humanities, New Jersey State Council on the Arts. #njch #publichumanities