[jja-announce] the next Jazz Matters

Howard Mandel jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 10 12:08:58 EDT 2007

Jazz Matters: The Hip-Hop-Black Rock-Jazz Mashup

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

  New School Jazz 5th floor performance space

  55 W. 13th St. NYC  - 6 to 8 pm - free --

Pianist Robert Glasper , Revive Da Live producer Meghan Stabile  
(motto: "dedicated to exposing Jazz through Hip Hop!!!!"), and author- 
journalist-bandleader-guitarist Greg Tate will discuss "The Hip-Hop- 
Black Rock-Jazz Mashup" in a seminar-style discussion at the third  
public "Jazz Matters" event of spring 2007, on Wednesday, April 18  
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music  
Program's fifth floor performance space, 55 W. 13th St. Admission is  

This "Jazz Matters," moderated by Howard Mandel (Down Beat, National  
Public Radio, New York University) and produced by the Jazz  
Journalists Association, will focus on audiences, aesthetics,  
affinities and conflicts, real and imagined, affecting the co- 
mingling of New York City's most popular genres of live music – as  
suggested by the new efforts of Revive Da Live Productions and  
ongoing Black Rock Coalition projects including its upcoming  
celebration of James Brown (May 2) at Joe's Pub.

Pianist Robert Glasper has just released In My Element, his second  
album on Blue Note, the first being Canvas (2005); he is a veteran of  
bands led by Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove and  
Carly Simon, an alumnus of the New School Jazz program, and is  
gaining a high performance profile through appearances such as his  
next New York gig, "The Robert Glasper Experiment with Adam Deitch  
Project" at Crash Mansion on April 25th.

Mehgan Stabile, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, has  
begun promoting concerts in New York after establishing her hip-hop  
and jazz bridge initiative in Boston. Her interest is in the  
presentation of "hip hop/jazz Instrumental bands that tour with very  
famous hip-hop artists tour and play as and with prestigious jazz  
musicians as well."

Greg "Ironman" Tate, longtime writer for the Village Voice among  
other publications, is a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition and  
leads the band Burnt Sugar, which he describes as "a territory band,  
a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild." His  
book Flyboy in the Buttermilk is acclaimed for its investigations  
taking off on such subjects as electric Miles Davis, free funk and  
Sun Ra.

The Revive Da Live blog on "The Jazz/Hip Hop Controversy" is at:


For further information about "Jazz Matters" or the Jazz Journalists  
Association, contact hman at jazzhouse.org or visit the JJA website  

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