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Sunday, October 20 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Blues Men

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Join two accomplished authors and jazz aficionados for a wide-ranging conversation about life, music, and singing the blues. Berklee College of Music professor Bill Banfield’s distinguished career as a composer, jazz guitarist, and recording artist has earned him numerous honors in the music world. His latest work is a novel, Cedric’s Truth, about a musician who bucks the creative constraints of corporate culture, only to end up disillusioned. Clifford Thompson is an award-winning author, memoirist, essayist, and jazz critic whose latest, What It Is: Race, Family and One Thinking Man’s Blues, questions the disparity between his long-held beliefs and the reality with which he is confronted today. Join us for a blend of culture, politics, and jazz with two renaissance men, moderated by José Massó, host of WBUR's ¡Con Salsa!

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José Massó

For more than forty years, José Massó has been the host of WBUR's ¡Con Salsa!, described as "part music show, part party, part community center." In 2010, Massó became the first Puerto Rican/Latino to be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Beyond his on-air... Read More →

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Bill Banfield

Bill Banfield is a composer, recording artist, and author of multiple books. The Director of Africana Studies and a professor at Berklee College of Music, Banfield is the author of Cultural Codes, about the incorporation of the artist’s values into cultural aesthetic; Black Notes... Read More →
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Clifford Thompson

Clifford Thompson is a writer whose work has appeared in Best American Essays, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Iowa Review, Film Quarterly, and other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award for nonfiction and teaches at New York University, Sarah... Read More →

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Roxbury Innovation Center Multipurpose Room 2300 Washington St, Boston, MA, 02119