Diane Monroe Quartet, with guest Paul Jost
Friday, January 25, 2013
This special program reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with violinist Diane Monroe and her jazz quartet, along with vocalist Paul Jost. Drawing on the passionate music of the Civil Rights Movement, these extraordinary artists relive, revive and refresh songs from Bob Dylan, Gil Scott Heron, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Dr. Billie Taylor, and many others who contributed to the soundtrack of an era. Trained as a classical violinist, Monroe bridges the worlds of classical and jazz music and has performed with renowned jazz artists such as Percy Heath, John Blake, Dave Grusin, Joe Lovano, and Wycliff Gordon. Co-presented with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.