Fetishizing Black American Music

Featured image is from Daniel Stewart’s Erosion project. Model: Imani Love

In the age of information channels that require no qualifications to reach millions, college juries where young jazz musicians are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, and … Read more...

Conversation with NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan

Recently for my Jazz History class at school, I was tasked with interviewing a musician connected with the bebop movement. Sheila Jordan, a friend and mentee of Charlie Parker’s, Duke Jordan’s former partner, a former student of Lennie Tristano (said … Read more...