* Robert Glasper: “Everything’s Beautiful” (REACH)

September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center - Studio K
2700 F St NW
DC 20566

Robert Glasper is, by now, one of the rare contemporary musicians whose name is ubiquitous in the jazz world. The pianist and bandleader grew up worshiping at the feet of keyboard masters like Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock, then cutting his teeth alongside icons of the neo-soul/hip-hop era of the early 2000s like Common and The Roots. He’s equally comfortable laying down punchy, post-bop jazz standards as he is crafting sensuous, spiritual grooves with his plugged-in band The Experiment.

In 2016, while working on the soundtrack for the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Glasper created his project Everything’s Beautiful, a series of mash-ups of classic and hidden-gen Miles tunes like “Milestones” and “Violets” with Davis’ stylistic offspring in hip-hop and R&B. Bilal, the iconic neo-soul singer, joins Glasper for this live re-creation. The show is presented as part of the Kennedy Center’s REACH Festival and a timed-pass is needed for entry.

Seating is first-come, first-serve.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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