Historically, politics of respectability have been analyzed in relation to racial uplift; but how does respectability influence artists, and jazz in particular? This panel will reflect on how respectability politics impact musicians and how a rich tradition of Black feminist ideas might reimagine these limitations. The conversation will also be a vehicle for a larger conversation around gender, race, and jazz. This panel will lead by Emily Springer and feature Dr. Naomi Extra, Drummer and Educator Jerome Jennings, and Bassist Liany Mateo. The evening will live musical performance by Jennings, Mateo, and pianist Alexis Lombre.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
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