Columbia @ Home - Lessons from Jazz

Drawing on his musical expertise and jazz background, Columbia Professor Chris Washburne reflects on the increased importance of improvisation during the pandemic.

Using performance clips and stories from the world of jazz performance, Washburne will open our eyes to the inspiration jazz improvisation provides, while exploring the challenges we face in collaborating during this time.

Chris Washburne ’92GSAS, ’94GSAS, ’99GSAS
Associate Professor of Music @Columbia University
Chris Washburne is associate professor of music and founding director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia. He has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Justin Timberlake, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, Anthony Braxton, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra among many others. He leads his own highly-acclaimed groups SYOTOS and NYNDK, and is a member of FFEAR (Forum for Electo-Acoustic Research). He is the author of the book, Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music in New York, and editor of the book Bad Music. Learn more about Washburne:

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Columbia @ Home
The CAA’s weekly Columbia at Home virtual series features Columbians speaking on informative and engaging topics during this difficult time. Diverse topics span the latest on the COVID-19 crisis, health and wellness, entertainment, and more.

May 06, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8pm