Ashley KahnJazz lecture and discussion
What is jazz, and what is a jazz career
A very interesting two-hour discussion that goes from a general commentary on the music business (What are the revenue streams/sources these days in jazz and creative music?) to the idea of looking at two different models of success ("success" as in consistent work) — examples with Snarky Puppy and Erik Vloeimans as two different models -- being able to describe one's music (bios, press releases, other written materials) can be as important as creating that music.
A Love Supreme at 50
Fifty years ago, John Coltrane released his magnum opus, his bestselling recording and one of the most celebrated recordings of all time. A Love Supreme, a four-part suite, serves as a statement of Coltrane’s personal, universalist spiritualism—in the musical performances and written on the album’s cover. This exciting lecture mixes video, music and images to explain the saxophonist’s life mission and how it all gloriously came together—music and message—on this life-changing recording.
Ashley Kahn is a professor at New York University, journalist, criticus and writer of ‘A Love Supreme: the Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album’, 'Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece’ and ‘The House that Trane built: The Story of Impulse Record. Kahn gives regular Q&A’s/Lectures at North Sea Jazz Festival and is in Europe in May to visit several universities and conservatories.