The Pharaoh Akhnaten ascended to the throne at 17 and forever changed the course of history with a bold new vision for Egypt. What change do young people want to see in our world?
Join us for an evening of original jazz compositions by saxophonist Alfredo Colón. His music explores his Dominican heritage and is culturally rooted in his family’s migration to the United States, with all of the complexities that the move entailed and continues to produce. It is inspired by the country’s rich folklore and many of the characters surrounding it. He will be joined by Lex Korten on piano, Steve Williams on bass, and Connor Parks on drums.
Hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director Tania León, Dialogues No. 11 celebrates Bronx composers Oliver Caplan, Mimi Jones, Huang Ruo, and Hilliard Greene who is joined by The Jazz Expressions. Followed by thought-provoking town hall-style conversations, a forum for meaningful exchanges of ideas, between composers, performers, and audiences.