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Connections: Exploring the intersection of jazz and social justice

Mar 27, 2019

How can music be used to make social commentary? Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld is in Upstate New York to share his work with college students. His writing and research center on the intersection of jazz and social justice.

He joins us for the hour to discuss a range of issues, including “jazz in troubled times.” Our guests:

  • Larry Blumenfeld, cultural journalist and jazz critic for the Wall Street Journal
  • Bob Sneider, associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music
  • Eric Grode, director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University