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"american jazz museum" Discussed on Sodajerker On Songwriting
"He moved to new york city to attend the prestigious school whilst they by the great jazz. Trumpeter wynton marsalis who also invited john to go out on the road with them. Also whilst the juilliard. John stay human aband- made up of several of his fellow students including basis phil cuban and trauma joe sailor. They soon became known for their impromptu public performances referred to as low of riots and even recorded an entire album. Two thousand. Eleven's my ny boy system most of customer small fortuna metro cards. Let's hope they had annual passes two thousand fifteen john stay human. We're announces the housebound. For cbs's the late show with stephen colbert. And some of the music. John composed for the show in its first year was released on twenty sixteen. The late show ep his first official solo album. Hollywood africans produced by t-bone burnett dropped in twenty eighteen and john stunning take on the blue standard saint. James infirmary blues and a grammy nomination. He also received grammy nods for twenty thousand nine chronology of dream live at the village vanguard and twenty twenty s meditations collaboration with guitarist cory wong of pack along with trent reznor atticus rush. John supplied the score for the claim. Twenty twenty pixar animated movie. So the trio's work recently. End the golden globe and a bafta for best original score along with an oscar. Win this year's academy awards amongst many other important roles. John is also creative director of the national jazz museum in harlem and is a recipient of both the american jazz museum lifetime achievement award and the harry chapin humanitarian award. And he's only thirty four for crying out loud and makes me sick to hear some. Johns truly dazzling new album. We are selection of tunes spanning his recording.
"american jazz museum" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Illuminates and might obscure kate. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me robert. This is real. Three dimensional actor andre shields. They're taking part in something. Many of us have experienced in a long time. A live in person performance shields was part of an outdoor up. Show in times square this week. One of a number of cultural events taking place this spring and new york city as part of a statewide effort to revitalize the art sector. New york is also one of a growing number of states that are slowly allowing the return limited capacity indoor performances. Starting this spring. That's in addition to other states like texas and mississippi that are currently allowing venues to operate at full capacity in while public health. Experts continued to urge caution particularly when it comes to indoor events. There is a growing hope that the warmer weather along with more. Vaccinations can up more possibilities for artists in the months ahead here with me now. Is charles williams. A pianist based in kansas city and a board member for the american jazz museum. Charles thanks for being here. Thank you for having me. Also this is a miranda heyman a theater writer and director based here in new york have you miranda as well so charles. You're in missouri. Where live concerts have been allowed to take place since last may have you performed in front of any audiences either indoors or outdoors since the state allowed concerts to start back up. If i have has been at a very small capacity but most likely everything's really being kinda counseled What do you miss about it. is swimming. You miss something about it. Prior to the pandemic would what did you get from from a live audience as a performer You missed the energy that you get from the audience because audience you know injects energy into the artists and that and Mixed perform even just that much more Because they're people there people president You can just feel the vibe from each other. there's a charm you need even as an audience member. You know. there's just. There's this connection with artists that that just doesn't exist over screen. I guess yes. It's like a heart to heart thing know miranda as a theatre director. What did the audience to you before the pandemic well. I mean the audience. Was you know the whole point of the thing really theater is defined as live bodies in a shared space. So what is theater without that. That's been a question that i've certainly been asking myself. And i think the industry as we move through zoom theater and prerecorded stuff as well as really contending with what is art. Form right now without liveliness. You're in the early stages of planning out a theater installation for the summer that that could have a live in person audience. What's it feel like. What's it feel like to get back to directing after a year without in person shows. It's scary to be honest area to be the first. I will say that We are taking the utmost precautions. And we aren't planning on even having any live performers To really keep the Audiences and everyone involves safe but It's exciting i. i'm i did a site visit earlier this year and i was surprised at how emotional it was to be in a theater. Space again even empty and even know darkened and dusty. It was it was really powerful. So i'm excited to be able to welcome folks back to just that even even if we don't end up putting on anything it was just nice to be there again. You said it was scary. I assume you mean the the health risk but did you also mean just the fact of doing performance live. Oh yes certainly. I mean you know as anyone would feel being the first of anything right. There's a lot of pressure on us. And also with the reckoning of racial injustice and systemic oppression that is you know theater is also susceptible to we really have a lot to say when we come back now what we want to not only do and how we want to reach our audiences more accessibly and safely but also how we want to Speak to everything that's happened in the past year and really create something of a template of how to move forward charles. What about that. I mean as people come back in this particular moment but whenever we get back in this particular moment it seems like i imagine this will show up in everybody's art this moment we've been through d- what do you think. How's it gonna show up in your work you think. Well i just hope that will be a greater appreciation for live music during this time book. We've learned a lot of things have been taken for granted the musicians here. We'll have more of an opportunity to play more once. Things start to open back up a little bit more and people will be more appreciative love and not saying that they're not but i'm talking about people that hired musicians maybe like. Hey what kept us busy. This is what kept us. you know. putting food in front of the people while they listened to music to have entertainment that it might open. Maybe some better doors for musicians to have more gigs. also Young musicians that learning this art form. And how encouraged are they behind knowing. Are they going to have a in the arts. Do you feel like when you think about spring-summer does getting back in front of live. Audiences seem like a possibility you. It seems like a greater possibility more of maybe a bigger crowd of started to do some things here in kansas city. Where we actually. We just had a concert. Saturday night at a gym theater mia denise times in and we row hundred one hundred people to come in to watch the show but we so distant auditorium and it was a great vibe. They're you know even with her musicians. You got to talk to them afterwards. And they happy they were there the play you know and just be in front of a crowd of even when the big crowd but yeah miranda. I wonder if all of this when when when folks get back we'll wreath were properly thinking of live performances in general. If there's something new that that's gonna come out of this just about how people perform live. Do you think so well. And if so what what might what might change. You know. the thing. I'm most excited about is that as live performances are coming back. Folks are really still thinking about how to maintain an at home experience for folks who still might not feel comfortable coming out or you know for folks who whom it is still dangerous or they have other access needs that Don't make sense for them to come in person. So i feel really excited. That many theatre companies as they're talking about reopening are still talking about ain't haning digital season and doing digital programming and even having an at home experience that runs parallel to what is happening in person. I mean that's what we're talking about two right. So i feel excited about the permanence of the. How do we continue to create digital media. And how can that happen. You know seasons be so much more abundant and rich and accessible. It's certainly been cool to excess. That i never would have gotten before the pandemic so charles. I cannot be with a musician here and not take the opportunity to sneak in a hit of music. Something sorta kinda like live. I guess What can you play something that you would be excited to play when you get a chance to be with a live audience again. I said so many things. But i can just play a little something here named my wild irish rose.