We are delighted to co-present, with Earshot Jazz, this Seattle visit award-winning jazz critic Nate Chinen, who has written for The New York Times and Jazz Times, and directed the program “Jazz Night in America” for public radio. He is here with an excellent new book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century (Pantheon).
“Sharp in style and warm in feeling, Nate Chinen’s virtuoso survey dispenses with the familiar agendas and polemics that have too often boxed in writing on contemporary jazz. He follows the music where it goes and exults in its plurality of voices.”—Alex Ross.
“Chinen’s passion for the art form and deep understanding and knowledge of jazz make for a fascinating read. His firm support of the music and belief that the changes taking place within it will continue to serve it well—solidifying jazz as a global mode of communication without bounds—are truly uplifting.”—Herbie Hancock.
Co-presented with EARSHOT JAZZ.