Past Event

Jazz and The Environment

Jazz musicians have long responded to our political and social climate. Pianist Fabian Almazan is part of a fresh wave of activist artists. He’s formed Biophilia Records, a Harlem-based label that unites musicians with others who are concerned about the urgent challenge of climate change.

In this salon, Almazan performs his music for string quartet, and then talks about environmental issues with label partner and sustainability specialist Jessica Wu. They’re joined by host Larry Blumenfeld and trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, whose new project is in part a response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Jazz and Social Justice: A Salon with Music
This new series connects the music we love with the social issues that matter to us all. Each salon blends live performance with conversation between artists, activists, and experts. Curated and hosted by journalist Larry Blumenfeld, whose previous NJMIH programs discussed Afro-Cuban influence and HBO “Treme.”

Fabian Almazan Trio plus Strings from Josh Semolik on Vimeo.