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Friday, August 11, 2017 7:00 PM
An inspired evening of music and conversation featuring Grammy-nominated trumpeter, Christain Scott Atunde Adjuah, who has been hailed as one of the most dynamic composers and performers on the jazz scene. Adjuah will be joined by fellow musicians, Charles Neville and Sarah Elizabeth Charles as part of an intergenerational conversation that explores art as activism; a means for addressing, resisting, and overcoming forms of social injustice. Facilitated by Hampshire College Africana Studies and History professor, Christopher Tinson, the group will reflect on how racial inequality has shaped the evolution of jazz - the great American art form - and share stories about how each artisit has used musical expression as a vehicle for social change. The evening will open with a short performance by the Performance Project's First Generation Ensemble, a group of young actors from Springfield who examine issues surrounding racial profiling, mass incarceration, and the school to prison pipeline. Charles Neville and First Generation members will also visit three Springfield High School music programs after this event takes place, extending the conversation to young aspiring musicians.
  • City Stage, Once Columbus Center, 150 Bridge Street
  • Springfield, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 233-4260
  • web: www.springfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-justice
  • email: info@bluestogreen.org
  • cost: $25/$35/$75 (for VIP reception and artist meet & greet). Tickets include conversation and concert.
  • funded by Mass Humanities