Echoes of Expression: Homegoing through Jazz and Art Culminating Concert

Don’t miss the grand finale of our multi-sensory journey through “Homegoing” at the Culminating Concert featuring The T.K. Blue Ensemble! Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of jazz music and reflection on June 23rd at 2 pm. Experience the culmination of 5 unique events that have brought the themes of “Homegoing” to life through live jazz performances, engaging discussions, and art creation. This wasn’t your typical Book Club and that deserves a celebration!


T.K. Blue, Saxophonist, Flautist, Composer, Arranger, and Educator, or Blue, Talib Kibwe’s nickname, appears on over 85 recordings and performed with such artists as Don Cherry; Jaki Byard’s Apollo Stompers; Ted Daniels’ Big Band; Abdullah Ibrahim; Miriam Makeba; Randy Weston—T.K. was also his musical director and arranger; Sam Rivers; Archie Shepp; Xalam (from Senegal); Charli Persip; Sahib Shihab; Benny Bailey; George Lewis; Rufus Reid; Dizzy Gillespie; Pharoah Sanders; Dewey Redman; Andy Bey; Melba Liston; Patti Bown; Chico Hamilton; Carl Allen; Stefon Harris; Randy Brecker; Regina Carter; Bobby McFerrin; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Jimmy Scott; Jayne Cortez; Benny Powell; Mal Waldron; Winard Harper; Russell Malone; Gregoire Maret; Etienne Charles; Candido Camera; Bobby Sanabria; Steve Turre; Mulgrew Miller; Warren Wolf; Monty Alexander; and Arturo O’Farrill, just to name a few.

In 2017 T.K. released Amour, his 11th CD as a leader, cited as one of the best jazz recordings of the year by Downbeat Magazine (four stars).

Support and Partnerships:

This series is generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest Big Read program. We are grateful for the partnership with Queens Public Library, which has been instrumental in bringing this enriching event to our community.

Sun, Jun 23
2:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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