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Session 7: Sunday, June 3rd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Reading List: 
"John Coltrane" by Bill Cole. "As Serious As Your Life" by Valerie Wilmer. "Freedom Sounds" by Ingrid Monson. "Loft Jazz:Improvising New York in the 1970's" by Michael Heller.
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This discussion is about the socio-political components contained in the organizational efforts of jazz musicians: Community involvement, independently run artist spaces, self produced record labels, self produced festivals and concert performances will be the focus.


Educator/musician. Specialist in West African music as a composer and performer on the Kora. Graduate student in Ethnomusicology at Barnard College. Participant in restoration project of the Alan Lomax sound archives.

Educator at SUNY/Old Westbury. Percussionst,composer. Musical organizer at Strata East Records.

Tenor Saxophonist and trumpeter. Producer of independent music at Hat Hut Records. Professor of Black Music at Vassar College.

Host of "Education at the Crossroads" on WBAI-FM. Founding member of The East Cultural Center. Editor of "Black News." Educator.

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Bassist, Percussionist, organizer,director of Studio We.

Born and raised in Brooklyn NY. Jazz musician, poet music therapist, graduate, activist.