Race, Culture & Jazz:
A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash and Dr. Andrew Barnes
Presented by The Boeing Company
Thu, Jan 28 | 4 – 5 PM (live simulcast)
Mon, Feb 1 – Sun, Feb 28 (recorded presentation)
(Mesa, AZ) – Mesa Arts Center is thrilled to announce Race, Culture & Jazz: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash and Dr. Andrew Barnes. The talk explores how race and culture have influenced the development of jazz throughout its history, the meaning that “jazz” has to American Culture and the impact this music has had on our society.
Dr. Andrew Barnes (Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies) leads Wynton Marsalis, the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and JLCO alto saxophonist Ted Nash in conversation as they explore these topics.
The live simulcast will be viewable at MesaArtsCenter.com/racecultureandjazz on Thursday, January 28 at 4 PM. The simulcast will be recorded and available for viewing on Mesa Arts Center’s website from Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 28. Admission to the virtual event is FREE.
The Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Brighter Tomorrow Event is the nonprofit organization’s annual signature event showcasing JFCS’ impact on the wellbeing of more than 40,000 people in the Valley.
Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns and executive chairman of Western Alliance Bancorporation, will deliver the keynote address. Sarver is a dedicated philanthropist who is committed to supporting Arizona’s local community, both through Phoenix Suns Charities and his and his wife’s own personal contributions. Under Sarver’s leadership, Phoenix Suns Charities has granted more than $21 million to Arizona nonprofits in the areas of education, healthcare and sports.
In keeping with current social distancing guidelines, the Brighter Tomorrow Event will be held online.