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The Spirit of Jazz and Democracy
July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
The DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program and the 19th annual River Concert Series welcome masters of jazz improvisation Paul Murphy (drums) and Larry Willis (piano) for the opening performance of the River Series Finale Weekend, a jazz and heritage festival. Dominic Fragman ’07, spotlights the congruency of jazz and democracy—the role of improvisation in the expansion of freedom. Murphy and Willis perform a concert of total improvisation with guest performances by poet Jere Carroll and Fragman on drums.