Resisting the changes: Wynton Marsalis vs Hip Hop

 “This is why I say that Hip Hop has made more damage to young African American then racism in recent years.” Geraldo Rivera, Fox News, 2015 
“Rap and hip-hop are more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee”. Wynton Marsalis, The Washington Post, 2018 It’s hard to process what Wynton Marsalis said last week … Continue reading Resisting the changes: Wynton Marsalis vs Hip Hop

Celebrating the International Jazz Day and the official launch of Improvising on the Changes

Exactly one year ago I was in Mexico in front of a classroom of twenty-five-plus 9th graders, talking about the importance of celebrating the International Jazz Day and how the history of Jazz was directly related to our next topic, the Civil Rights Movement. My kids were everything but excited about the idea of spending … Continue reading Celebrating the International Jazz Day and the official launch of Improvising on the Changes