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Arts & Context: ‘In the Jazz Tradition’ Roundtable

with Jazzmeia Horn, Catherine Russell, Nnenna Freelon & Kate McGarry
December 7th, 2018
12:00 PM


Arts & Context


Friday, December 7, 2018
12 pm - 1 pm


The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701
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Emmy-nominated producer Natalie Bullock Brown (Saint Augustine's University) moderates this special roundtable discussion featuring four of the artists from Duke Performances’ ‘In the Jazz Tradition’ series: Jazzmeia Horn, Catherine Russell, Nnenna Freelon, and Kate McGarry. The conversation will address, among other topics, how these singers have drawn inspiration from flashpoints in race relations and the struggle for gender equality, commanding a renewed sense of urgency with their music and reaffirming the popular appeal of jazz itself.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers.

‘In the Jazz Tradition,’ a weeklong series at Durham Fruit and Produce in downtown Durham, runs from December 3 thru December 10. Tickets and info available HERE.


Arts & Context is co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers.

Natalie Bullock Brown

Department of Film and Interactive Media, Saint Augustine's University

Natalie Bullock Brown is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer and consultant, and is chair of and an assistant professor in the Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more than a decade, Natalie served as co-host ...

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Jazzmeia Horn

Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that captures her very essence. Jazzmeia earned her degree at The New School for Jazz and contemporary Music and soon after began performing ...

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Catherine Russell

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist, composer, and bandleader who served as Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist, guitarist, and bassist ...

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Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon is an American jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger. She has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards for her vocal work, and has performed and toured with Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Ramsey ...

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Kate McGarry

With six critically acclaimed releases and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Kate McGarry is widely recognized as an artist who breathes authenticity and vitality into every song. She has performed on some of the world’s most beloved stages, from Carnegie ...

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