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This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear All Over the Map, a soon-to-be-released record­ing from bassist-com­pos­er Steve Kirby’s Ocean­ic Jazz Orches­tra. It’s a wide-rang­ing project that takes a lis­ten­er from the beach­es of Argenti­na to the frozen shores of Nunavut, with many stops in between. Kir­by, the Direc­tor of the U of M’s Jazz Stud­ies pro­gram, uses both his com­pos­ing and his orches­tra to explore cul­tur­al col­li­sions and con­nec­tions. One of the core com­po­si­tions address­es the specifics of African-Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence and the lega­cy of Black His­to­ry in our con­tem­po­rary moment.

They Just Slip Away” intro­duces the shame and sor­row of the dom­i­nant cul­ture, Tul­sa” cat­a­logues a his­to­ry of vio­lence and dis­en­fran­chise­ment of African-Amer­i­can people.

Set in the broad­er con­text of col­lab­o­ra­tion and beau­ty that is evi­dent in the full record­ing, Kir­by con­tin­ues to make the case for truth-telling, heal­ing, and gen­uine community.

Dis­cus­sion will fol­low the record­ing and Steve will lead the con­ver­sa­tion in the con­text of Black History. 

We are explor­ing adult themes and you will hear adult lan­guage. Please rsvp to Valerie Williams at Valerie.​williams@​umanitoba.​ca

Lunch Hour Jazz

Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 24, 2017, 12 noon to 1 pm in

Room 530, Asper School of Busi­ness, 181 Freed­man Cres­cent University

Uni­ver­si­ty of Manitoba