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Jason Moran and the Harlem Hellfighters- James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin
Brilliant pianist, composer, and multimedia artist Jason Moran turns his boundless creativity and curiosity to a celebration of the life of often-overlooked African American musical pioneer James Reese Europe.
Europe was already a key figure in the development of jazz as a genre, when, during his service in the First World War, he established a band that would change the course of music history. As the bandleader for the 369th Infantry Regiment (the “Harlem Hellfighters”), Europe is credited with introducing jazz music to the European continent and helping spread African American culture across the world.
For this program, entitled James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin, Moran and hisView more
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Mar 22, 2023