Harlem Speaks on the Road w/ Keisha St. Joan

Continuing our Harlem Speaks on the Road series, join us for a discussion hosted by our Senior Scholar, Loren Schoenberg as he delves into the rich history of Harlem jazz and Miles Davis with vocalist Keisha St. Joan.

Vocalist Keisha St. Joan, born on 119th Street in Harlem in 1939, considers herself an Ambassador of Jazz. Miles Davis, through marriage to her cousin, Cicely Tyson, has been a great influence throughout her career. Because of jazz, she has seen countless countries. Like spreading the gospel, she says: “There are people all over the world connected by jazz. In any country and time there is jazz. There is no separation between people. We may not all speak the same language, but we understand the music. It’s all intertwined. We all play the tune together.”


This program is made possible with support from Humanities New York.

Tue, Jan 30
1:00 pm

Hamilton Grange Senior Center; 420 W 145th St, New York, NY

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