New Thrones, New Kings with Yosvany Terry
Saxophonist and bandleader Yosvany Terry, a Harlem resident who directs Harvard University’s jazz ensembles, discusses growing up in Cuba’s Camagüey province and the influence of his father, Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, a violinist and master of the chekeré. Terry will recount his early experience in Cuba’s influential Afro-Cuban jazz group, Columna B; his collaborations with musicians such as Steve Coleman; and his own groundbreaking New York-based groups that combine Cuban tradition with jazz and classical forms.
$10.00 Suggested Donation
While covering New York’s jazz scene for the Wall Street Journal and other publications, Larry Blumenfeld’s working beat increasingly focuses on Afro-Cuban rhythms and traditions, often as expressed in unexpected ways. Through conversations and listening sessions with some of New York’s prominent jazz innovators, Blumenfeld (whose previous museum programs focused on New Orleans) will explore how Cuban musicians have developed their voices in New York City, how musicians raised here have been drawn to Cuban traditions, and how a rich legacy of cross-cultural collaboration has flowered anew. See the full series schedule here.