Collective Black Artists, Inc. Panel Discussion: How The CBA Managed the Business of Making Music in 1970's New York


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How the Collective Black Artists, Inc.Managed the Business of
Making Music in 1970s New York

With Reggie Workman, Jimmy Owens
Don Moore, Leonard
Goines and Cobi Narita
Moderated by Elombe Brath (WBAI)

February 22, 2006
Meet & Greet 7:30pm
Panel begins 8:00pm

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
55 West 13th St.
Fifth Floor Performance Space
Free and open to the Public

Founded in 1970, Collective Black Artists, Inc. was a
cornerstone in the history of artists' collectives, and
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is proud
to count many of its faculty as original members. Spearheaded by
musicians including New School Jazz faculty members Reggie Workman
and Jimmy Owens as well as Cobi Narita, and Don Moore, CBA was
established to manage the business and performance aspects of
careers at a time when black musicians were
disenfranchised from the mainstream operations of
clubs, recording studios, orchestras, and Broadway
shows. These musicians took matters into their own
hands and created a structure that many contemporary
groups have modeled themselves after today. Panel
members will recount their experiences and explore the
relevance of CBA to musicians who face similar social
and economic challenges in today's performance world.

The event also serves as a reunion for many original
members who will be in attendance.

Bethany Ryker
Special Programs Coordinator
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
55 West 13th St., Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10011
Ph: 212.229.5896 x4591

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