Celebrating Recent Work by Chris Washburne
19 April 2021; 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Professor Chris Washburne will present his book Latin Jazz: The Other Jazz at an event co-sponsored by The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Office of the Divisional Deans in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and The Department of Music. Joining him as fellow speakers will be Miguel Zenón, Kevin Fellezs, Frances Negron-Muntaner, and Ana M. Ochoa Gautier. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
To read more about the event, visit the Heyman Center's event page.
Latin Jazz: The Other Jazz
By: Chris Washburne
Jazz has always been a genre built on the blending of disparate musical cultures. Latin jazz illustrates this perhaps better than any other style in this rich tradition, yet its cultural heritage has been all but erased from narratives of jazz history. Told from the perspective of a long-time jazz insider, Latin Jazz: The Other Jazz corrects the record, providing a historical account that embraces the genre's international nature and explores the dynamic interplay of economics, race, ethnicity, and nationalism that shaped it.
Chris Washburne is Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University and the founder and director of Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. He has published numerous articles on jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa. As a trombonist, he has toured extensively with various groups and concertized throughout the Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.