TRADING 4s Drs Modeste and Wes

TRADING 4s with Drs. Modeste & Wes


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What can the jazz process tell us about life: education, democracy, business, government, culture? Get in on the rhythm as Jackie Modeste, Ph.D. and Wesley J. Watkins, IV, Ph.D. trade fours on topics beyond the bandstand with special guests from around the globe. Dr. Modeste is an educator and founder of The Global Roundhouse, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in educational products. ( “Dr. Wes” is Founder of The Jazz & Democracy Project® ( Opening music: “Creole” by Etienne Charles from the album “Creole Soul” Closing music: “The Folks” by Etienne Charles from the album “Creole Soul” More at

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One year ago we began a weekly conversation, trading fours with musicians, educators, business leaders, diplomats -- creative people from a variety of fields whose insights help us better understand jazz "beyond the bandstand." On Thursday, July 31, 2014, we'll celebrate one year of smart conversation and music that moves the spirit. Join us at 11AM Eastern/8AM Pacific and "get in on the rhythm." Join our live discussion each week by calling: 347-989-8321 Follow us on Twitter @GlobalJackie and @JazzDemocracy
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