Jazz Corner

terrence_blanchard_small Terence Blanchard, a New Orleans native son, created the impassioned song cycle A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), an empathetic and compassionate memoirs in reverence to the people of New Orleans reflecting the pain and frustration of people that were forgotten during their greatest time of need.
coltrane_small John Coltrane wrote Alabama in response to the 1963 bombing by white racists of a Baptist Church in Alabama, killing four young black girls.
christian_mcbride_small Christian McBride is without question one of most renowned bassist’s on the jazz scene today.He is also a humanitarian and peacebuilder, here represented by his probing rendition ofPursuit of Peace.
bill_evans_small Bill Evans’s Peace Piece is an unrehearsed modal composition that he recorded for his Everybody DigsBill Evans LP in 1958. It is hailed as one of the most beautiful and evocative solo piano improvisations ever recorded.