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Jazz & Justice Panel Discussion

As part of the BRIC JazzFest, join us for a panel discussion on jazz and justice, featuring Samora Pinderhughes, Imani Uzuri and Melvin Gibbs, and moderated by Greg Tate.


October 17, 2017 • 7:00PM




BRIC House Stoop
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • Our Stoop, back when we didn't have to keep our physical distance as much. 

  • Samora Pinderhughes | Photo credit: Deneka Penisto

  • Imani Uzuri: Wild Cotton | Photo credit: Yossi Michaeli

As part of the BRIC JazzFest, join us for a panel discussion on the growing number of jazz elders and newcomers who are creating music that indicts, confronts and critiques, without pretending to provide easy answers. The discussion will be moderated by author and musician Greg Tate, whose writings on culture and politics have been published in The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Rolling Stone, VIBE, and many others. Tate is widely praised for his groundbreaking work on music's social, political, economic, and cultural implications. 

Panelists include composer Samora Pinderhughes, who has created many multidisciplinary works used to examine sociopolitical issues; Imani Uzuri, vocalist and creator of Revolutionary Choir, a community singing group dedicated to preserving songs of resistance; and Brooklyn native Melvin Gibbs, who has played bass in projects ranging from Dead Prez to Caetano Veloso, and is the co-founder of innovative jazz trio Harriet Tubman

General Admission: Seated/Standing. This event, including seating, is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs do not guarantee entry.

Now in its third year, BRIC JazzFest includes film, dance, panel discussions, student workshops, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that celebrates some of the most exciting global legends in jazz, and groundbreaking new jazz artists from Brooklyn and beyond. 

Venue Information:

The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work. 

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