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Tuesday April 04, 2017

From WABE 90.1: Where Atlanta Meets NPR

The NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Transcends Its Fraught Political Moment
By: Nate Chinen

Holland, who grew up in England, recalled moving to New York at the invitation of Miles Davis: “I came as an immigrant,” he said, in another line that elicited applause. He also spoke up in favor of more childhood arts education, and added that “the positive energy of this music” is precisely what’s needed in our polarized and divisive age. “It represents the best of who we are as human beings,” he said.

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