The concert, featuring Yosvany Terry and presented by the Center for Jazz Studies, will emphasize Terry as a jazz-idiom composer—i.e. one whose written compositions include spaces open for improvisation. Through tge music itself, as well as through the composer’s spoken announcements preceding each musical piece, Terry and his quintet will concentrate on the African Diasporic travels and geographies informing their work. A native Cuban, Terry now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he teaches at Harvard. He is a world traveler who, on the road and through the media, consciously absorbs a wide variety of black musical influences, among many others. Terry induces each geographical/cultural influence “to undergo a kind of chemical change,” as he puts it, as he builds a cosmopolitan musical vocabulary that is all his own. This concert will offer the Columbia community an evening of very alluring music by a rising young composer whose eloquence concerning his black musical travels is very great.
A brief conversation with Yosvany Terry and Larry Blumfield will follow the concert.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your seat.