Happy International Women's Day. Happy to be commemorating "Mothers of the Movements" in celebration of the contributions of black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements tomorrow! This two-part series pays tribute to iconic women include Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Abbey Lincoln, Ella Baker, and Shirley Chisolm. Tomorrow at Harlem Stage, longtime Lincoln collaborator Marc Cary re-imagines the seminal Freedom Now Suite album, We Insist!, in a concert that feature Reggie Workman, Sameer Gupta, Edmar Colón, myself, and special surprise guests.
March 9th at 7:30PM!
Excited for the inaugural Summer Sessions Women’s Performance Program Berklee College of Music. The program is open to young women in high school and college who excel in jazz. Special focus will be placed on preparing young women to be competitive in both an academic environment and the music community at large. For more information: http://bit.ly/2sQTq6M
If you know of any young women in high school or college who excel in jazz, there's a new program I started at Berklee College of Music. It's part of Berklee’s 5 Week Summer Performance Program, with full scholarship covering tuition and housing. Please share. Applications are due by March 1, 2018 https://www.berklee.edu/…/five-week-summer-pro…/scholarships
I have started a new program at Berklee College of Music called “Summer Sessions" for young women in high school or college that excel in jazz. It is part of Berklee’s 5 Week Summer Performance Program, with full scholarship covering tuition and housing. If you know of any young women that can benefit from this opportunity please have them apply by March 1, 2018 https://www.berklee.edu/…/five-week-summer-pro…/scholarships
What a wonderful celebration of Geri Allen this weekend at #HarvardUniversity. Special thanks to Vijay Iyer, Carmen Lundy, Kassa Overall, Kris Davis, Kenny Davis, Oliver Lake, Esperanza Spalding, Don Byron, Aaron Parks, Tia Fuller, Yoko Suzuki, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn
WGBH Music, Farah Jasmine Griffin, S. Epatha Merkerson., Carrie Mae Weems, and all the other participants
A very Happy Birthday to Lois Gilbert! Thanks for all that you do for jazz!
TUNE IN NOW to watch “Geri: Genius, Grace and Fire” live tonight at Harvard University Paine Hall featuring: Esperanza Spalding, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Kris Davis, Carrie Mae Weems, myself, and many more via WGBH Music!
A celebration of the musical legacy of pianist-composer Geri Allen. Harvard University's Paine Hall -free concerts- Friday & Saturday, February 16th & 17th at 8pm. Featuring: @Terri Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Kris Davis, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others! http://tinyurl.com/GeriAllenSymposium
Another beautiful tribute for #GeriAllen on Friday, February 16 - Saturday, February 17 at Harvard University.
TIMELESS PORTRAITS AND DREAMS: A Symposium and Conference in honor of Geri Allen. Two concerts and two days of panel discussions for free, featuring top musicians and artists who worked with Allen will honor her creative vision, artistic collaborations, and the role she played in establishing the shape of music today. Organized by Professor Ingrid Monson and others with performances by Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn, Don Byron, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Davis, Tia Fuller, and Yosvany Terry.
Keynote address by Prof. Farah Jasmine Griffin.
More info: https://music.fas.harvard.edu/calendar.shtml