Nate Chinen - Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century — in conversation with Lauren Onkey

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Taking his title from the jazz term for an improviser’s path through a chord progression, Chinen, director of editorial content at WBGO, chronicles the many ideological, technological, theoretical, and practical changes jazz musicians have charted in the last twenty years. Reflecting on the careers of musicians ranging from Wayne Shorter and Henry Threadgill to Steve Coleman, Kamasi Washington, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, and Esperanza Spalding, Chinen, traces the influence of commercialized jazz education, considers the implications of a globalized jazz ecology, and explores the synergies between jazz and postmillennial hip-hop and R&B.  One of our finest jazz critics, Chinen covered jazz for The New York Times for twelve years and is a ten-time winner of the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Writing, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Chinen will be in conversation with Lauren Onkey, senior director of NPR Music.

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ISBN: 9781101870341
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Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

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