The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
A free concert featuring the Music of
The Yosvany Terry Quintet
brief conversation with
Yosvany Terry & Larry Blumenfeld
will follow the concert
The concert featuring Yosvany Terry that the Center for Jazz Studies will present this month will emphasize Terry as a jazz-idiom composer—i.e. one whose written compositions include spaces open for improvisation. Through this 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 who now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts (where he teaches at Harvard), Terry is a world traveler who (on the road and through the media) consciously absorbs a wide variety of black musical influences (among many others).
He 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.
2960 Broadway @ West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Please take note of this new location
This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.
Please email columbiajazzstudies [at] gmail.com
to secure your seat.