Over 100 years ago, jazz music was born in New Orleans and has since become a staple in American culture.
On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” co-hosts Michael Pelias of LIU Brooklyn and Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice sit down with world-renowned jazz artists, Sam Newsome and Stan Harrison to discuss the future of jazz, their individual creative processes and the inspiration behind their music. Plus, watch clips of performances by each of the artists.
Sam Newsome is a soprano saxophonist, composer and jazz studies professor at LIU Brooklyn. He is most known for his time in the Terence Blanchard Quintet and Global Unity. He has also released six solo saxophone albums and most recently authored a book entitled “Life Lessons from the Horn.”
Stan Harrison is a saxophonist, composer and founder of the Mud Music Ensemble. He has toured across the country with artists including David Bowie, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen as well as written music for television.
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This episode premiered on Sunday, March 6, 2016.