[jja-announce] 1st Jazz Matters: Music & Politics/Oil & Water?

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Tue Oct 5 18:33:33 EDT 2004


The first "Jazz Matters" panel discussion of the JJA's New York chapter asks 
if "Music and Politics = Oil and Water," with Tuli Kupferberg, reknown Fugs 
poet/provocateur; Dennis Mitcheltree, tenor saxophonist and impetus behind the 
American Music Group; Sue Mingus, moving force behind the Mingus Big Band, plus 
a surprise musician; JJA member Nate Chinen, JazzTimes columnist ("The Gig"), 
and some conservatively oriented jazz musician and/or journalist, if we can 
find any (volunteers: contact Hman at jazzhouse.org; your views *will* be 
respected).

Can/does music reflect politics? Affect political decisions? Change anyone's 
mind? Is ALL music political -- and if so, left or right?  How have the big 
musical/political tours been launched? Do they suggest the shape of things to 
come? You say there'll be a revolution . . . ?

Where: Performance Space, New School Jazz, 55 W. 13th St., 5th floor
When: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004; 6-8 p.m.
Ticket Price: Free

Tell friends and comrades.

Howard Mandel


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