How is community important to jazz music and culture? In what ways is tradition preserved in jazz education and how might this contribute to the continued growth of jazz? How important is innovation in the history of jazz and what types of innovations have been most impactful? On Friday, May 23, 2014, we'll trade fours with NEA Jazz Master, Trumpeter Jimmy Owens who has played in the legendary bands of Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington, and more. With more than 45 years of experience as a composer, arranger, jazz educator and advocate, Jimmy Owens has uncommon insights to share. Join us on Friday, 5/23, at 11AM Eastern (8AM Pacific) on Trading Fours, call in 347-989-8321, and "Get in on the rhythm."
Photos by Stephanie Myers