Sips & Stanzas Presents The Rebirth of Jazz

On Thursday, April 21st, NMAAM hosted its April Sips & Stanzas: The Rebirth of Jazz in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.  The world is experiencing a rebirth of the musical genre and all that comes with it. This unique genre originating in African American communities in New Orleans during the late 19th century has evolved in numerous ways. The art of Jazz, though difficult to define, has reemerged through festivals, song sampling and artists’ workshops. Panelists included:

Lori Mechem |  Nashville Jazz Workshop

Rod McGaha | Veteran Jazz Artist

Marcus Johnson | Jazz Saxophonist & Emerging Artist of the evening

Xuam “X-man” Lawson (moderator) | Program Manager, WFSK (Fisk University)

In the wake of Prince’s death, panelists reflected on the music icon’s impact on music and culture. See comments in the video below:

Click through the album below to see photos from the event!


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