Jazz and Social Justice: Volume 18: Jimmy Greene—Answering Violence with Artistry; How Music and Community Heal Us

At the Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jimmy Greene will perform some of his original compositions with pianist Anthony Wonsey. Following the music, he will join series host Larry Blumenfeld and other panelists to discuss how music builds community and positivity and his Ana Grace project, whose mission is “promoting love, connection, and community for every child and family.”

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ABOUT THE ARTIST: A native of Connecticut, Greene is considered one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation. His previous solo releases, Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol. 2 (Mack Avenue), the GRAMMY®-nominated Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue), Live at Smalls (SmallsLive), Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), Gifts and Givers (Criss Cross), True Life Stories (Criss Cross), Forever (Criss Cross), Brand New World (RCA Victor) and Introducing Jimmy Greene (Criss Cross) have been met with much critical acclaim. In fact, Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine (UK) calls Greene “ . . . . without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.”

ABOUT THE JAZZ AND SOCIAL JUSTICE SERIES: This series, now in its fourth year, connects the music we love with the social and political issues that matter to us all. Each salon blends live performance with conversation between artists, activists, and experts. Curated and hosted by journalist and critic Larry Blumenfeld, whose NJMIH programs during the past dozen years have considered Afro-Cuban influence within New York’s jazz scene and contemporary New Orleans.

Tue, May 17
7:00 pm

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