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Garden State Jazz Greats on Zoom featuring Anthony Davis

Garden State Jazz Greats on Zoom featuring Anthony Davis

Hoboken Public Library presents Garden State Jazz Greats – Anthony Davis Listening Session – January 4th at 6:30pm

Come and join Jazz scholar Ben Young as he explores the majesty, style, and genius of New Jersey’s own jazz greats. Many of these names you may already know and all of them you should know as each of these innovators have left their indelible imprint on world culture through the great African American creation of Jazz.

Ben Young will discuss the lives and contributions of each of these home state heroes along with the musical and historical context to help illustrate what made each of their unique and singular artistic visions have such an impact.

January's featured artist will be Paterson's own Anthony Davis. Davis is a pianist and composer, who is perhaps most famous for his opera "X. the Life and Times of Malcom X". However, we will be focusing on his career as an improvising artist. He was a sideman to such important artists as Marion Brown, Oliver Lake, David Murray, and Wadada Leo Smith as well as a leader of his own ensembles pushing at the boundaries of jazz.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hoboken - Library - 500 Park Avenue
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