Roots and Branches: Jazz Explorations on World Music Traditions

Dates: 
Friday, Nov 17,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Category: 
Address: 
323 West 108th Street
Neighborhood: 
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Phone: 
212-663-6021
Cost: 
Free
Price: 
$0

Bloomingdale School of Music
Presents
Roots and Branches: Jazz Explorations on World Music Traditions

Featuring Vocalist Jocelyn Medina
with Jeremy Noller on Drums, Eric Phinney on Percussion,
Art Hirahara, on piano and Evan Gregor on Bass

FREE Concert
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

New York, New York -- Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present vocalist and composer Jocelyn Medina leading an ensemble in a program entitled Roots and Branches: Jazz Explorations on World Music Traditions as part of the school’s current focus on jazz and the music of women Composers. This free concert on November 17th at 7:00 pm will be held at the David Greer Recital Hall at the school's home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.
BSM voice faculty member Jocelyn Medina presents a diverse program of music from India, Africa and Brazil, with the integration of these styles into her jazz-based compositions. Listeners will be taken on a cross-cultural, auditory journey through Hindustani ragas from Northern India, Ewe polyrhythms from Ghana and Brazilian Maracatu from Fortaleza, pairing each musical form with original songs inspired by these world traditions. The ensemble will feature BSM percussion faculty members Eric Phinney on traditional Ghanaian percussion and Indian table and colleague Jeremy Noller on drums, along with pianist Art Hirahara, and Evan Gregor on bass.