Upcoming Event

Jazz and Social Justice: Tarus Mateen—The Sound of Islam

There is a long and vital legacy connected the practices of jazz and Islam. Here, the celebrated bassist Tarus Mateen—whose award-winning work spans jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock, reggae and soul—celebrates and investigates that connection. He will perform in trio with pianist Marc Cary, saxophonist Radji Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits.

Following the performance, in discussion with host Larry Blumenfeld, he and other guest speakers will reflect on wisdom absorbed from jazz legends including Art Blakey, Billy Higgins, McCoy Tyner and Jackie McLean; on his own practice of Sufism as it relates to his artistry; on misunderstandings about Islamic law and music; and on Sufism, sound and movement as they relate to music and its higher forms.