Past Event

Redefining Jazz & Social Justice in the Era of Black Lives Matter

From slavery to civil rights to Black Power, music has been a vital force in American protest history. This panel will explore the sonic landscape of jazz music in the era of Black Lives Matter. In this panel we invite critical discussion that looks towards the rich history of activism in jazz music to reflect on this moment.

JD Allen (We Insist! Collective member, saxophonist)
Dr. Shana Redmond (Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA)
Bertha Hope (pianist. composer)
Russell Hall (The Blacksmiths member, bassist)

Our In the Era of Black Lives Matter series is curated and hosted by poet, writer and feminist Naomi Extra and drummer, educator and bandleader Jerome Jennings.