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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem: A Conversation with Dr. Salim Washington
November 9, 2020 @ 9:00am - 10:00am PST
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Dr. Salim Washington is currently Professor of Music at the KwaZulu- Natal University in Durban, South Africa. Before that appointment, he was a highly accomplished jazz artist in the USA, whose instruments are the tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe. Harlemites remember for his extended engagement at the legendary St. Nick’s Pub. The Harvard University Ph.D. is a scholar and an in-demand lecturer as well as a composer and an arranger who leads the Harlem Arts Ensemble. Washington has performed with many of New York’s finest musicians, including Randy Weston, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Hilton Ruiz, Charles Tolliver, Oliver Lake, David Murray, and Billy Bang. His body of work—spanning three decades, from Mozambique to Mexico—has been lauded as one of the most compelling modern voices in jazz. Dr. Cornel West celebrates Salim’s work as a “new synoptic vision of what jazz can be and do. The fundamental spirit behind this music…lives on in new ways and novel sounds.”