Past Event

The Straight Horn of Africa

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Series Host: Sam Newsome

This performance and conversation series curated and hosted by saxophonist Sam Newsome takes an in-depth look at African-inspired jazz and jazz musicians who create from an African sensibility. The series will feature scholars, writers and musicians presenting thought provoking talks and innovative musical performances. Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem with this landmark series.

The Straight Horn of Africa
Presentation & Demonstration
$10.00 Suggested Donation

Soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome reads from his essay, “The Straight Horn of Africa” and discusses the influence that African music had on the creation of his critically-acclaimed CD of the same name. Newsome will close the evening with a solo saxophone performance.