This Jazz Matters panel, moderated by Howard Mandel (Down Beat, National Public Radio, New York University) and produced by the Jazz Journalists Association, focuses on audiences, aesthetics, affinities and conflicts, real and imagined, affecting the co- mingling of New York City's most popular genres of live music - as suggested by the new efforts of Revive Da Live Productions and ongoing Black Rock Coalition projects.
Robert Glasper is a jazz pianist. He has performed at jazz festivals throughout the world, and released his major-label debut, Canvas, on Blue Note Records in 2005.
Howard Mandell writes for Down Beat, Jazz Times, Swing Journal, the Wire, Signal to Noise, and Musical America.
He is also president of the Jazz Journalists Association, and editor of its website Jazzhouse.org.
Promotes Revive Da Live, events which promote live music, Bands and artists.
Greg Tate is widely acclaimed as one of the most compelling, provocative, insightful, and original cultural critics writing today. An essayist and longtime staff writer for The Village Voice, Tate has published widely, with writings on art, music, and culture appearing in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Spin, Artforum, The Nation, and DownBeat.
His books include Flyboy in the Buttermilk (Simon and Schuster, 1992), Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience (Acapella, 1993), and Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture (Random House, 2003). He is also a founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and the conductor and music director of Burnt Sugar, a band, formed by Tate in 1999, that binds jazz, rock, funk, and African music in a lyrical, exploratory and improvisational manner. James Brown Body, a biography of the American music icon is Tate's current work in progress and will be published by Riverhead Books in 2010.