Kevin Harris Project at Mosesian Center For The Arts

John Baboian uploaded this event on January 1, 2019


Mosesian Center For The Arts
321 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA


Mon, January 21, 2019
7:30 pm



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The 11th Season of Jazz at the Mosesian continues with The Kevin Harris Project.
The West African Griot often encompasses that of historian, poet, teacher, advisor, ambassador, and storyteller. In his second installation project, “Griot Footsteps vol.2” Kevin Harris explores the powerful message and musical interpretation of one of America's most formidable griots, Martin Luther King.  Joining Harris’ for this exciting interpretation at the Mosesian Center for the Arts are Jason Palmer, (trumpet), Ron Mahdi (acoustic bass), and Ron Savage (drums)
When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? Jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad. ...

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