Jazz Matters: The Hip-Hop-Black Rock-Jazz Mashup Wednesday, April 18, 2007 New School Jazz 5th Floor Performance Space 6 to 8 P.M.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
New School Jazz 5th floor performance space
55 W. 13th St. NYC - 6 to 8 pm - free --
Pianist Robert Glasper , Revive Da Live producer Meghan Stabile (motto: dedicated to exposing Jazz through Hip Hop!!!!"), and author- journalist-bandleader-guitarist Greg Tate will discuss The Hip-Hop- Black Rock-Jazz Mashup" in a seminar-style discussion at the third public Jazz Matters" event of spring 2007, on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program's fifth floor performance space, 55 W. 13th St. Admission is free.
This Jazz Matters," moderated by Howard Mandel (Down Beat, National Public Radio, New York University) and produced by the Jazz Journalists Association, will focus on audiences, aesthetics, affinities and conflicts, real and imagined, affecting the co- mingling of New York City's most popular genres of live music - as suggested by the new efforts of Revive Da Live Productions and ongoing Black Rock Coalition projects including its upcoming celebration of James Brown (May 2) at Joe's Pub.
Pianist Robert Glasper has just released In My Element, his second album on Blue Note, the first being Canvas (2005); he is a veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove and Carly Simon, an alumnus of the New School Jazz program, and is gaining a high performance profile through appearances such as his next New York gig, The Robert Glasper Experiment with Adam Deitch Project" at Crash Mansion on April 25th.
Mehgan Stabile, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, has begun promoting concerts in New York after establishing her hip-hop and jazz bridge initiative in Boston. Her interest is in the presentation of hip hop/jazz Instrumental bands that tour with very famous hip-hop artists tour and play as and with prestigious jazz musicians as well."
Greg Ironman" Tate, longtime writer for the Village Voice among other publications, is a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition and leads the band Burnt Sugar, which he describes as a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild." His book Flyboy in the Buttermilk is acclaimed for its investigations taking off on such subjects as electric Miles Davis, free funk and Sun Ra.