Conversations with Curtis: Grammy-nominated John Chin
November 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In preparation for the November JAZZ ROOM performance, we get to know Grammy-nominated pianist John Chin and his approach to jazz.
Premiered Nov 9. Now available on YouTube on demand.
“When you think of a jazz musician, what do you see? I can most certainly guess that it’s not me,” notes John Chin in a June article in the JazzTimes. With the history of inclusion in jazz, John will speak to us about how this relates to his experience as an Asian American.
John Chin’s Trio will be sharing the music of McCoy Tyner, whose sophisticated chords and dramatic rhythms shaped modern jazz piano. We will speak to John about that style and how it has informed his own music.
Tune in to the monthly Conversation with Curtis series to discover outstanding musicians, past and present, regional and international. Our interactive events are a chance for you to engage with the artists who are usually up on the stage. These conversations are led by jazz expert, JAZZ ROOM MC, and CurtJazz radio host Curtis Davenport.
Thank you to our sponsors, Knight Foundation, Infusion Fund, NC Arts Council, Doris Duke Foundation and our many donors who keep jazz thriving. Music matters.