Nate Chinen: "Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century"

Saturday, September 29, 3:00-4:00PM

Logan Center Screening Room talks

 Photo by Michael Lionstar

Photo by Michael Lionstar

NATE CHINEN will discuss his new book Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century. “Playing changes,” in jazz parlance, has long referred to an improviser’s resourceful path through a chord progression. Nate Chinen’s Playing Changes boldly expands on the idea, highlighting a host of real changes—ideological, technological, theoretical, and practical—that jazz musicians have learned to navigate since the turn of the century. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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NATE CHINEN spent a dozen years covering jazz for The New York Times and helmed a long-running column for JazzTimes. Since 2017, he has been the director of editorial content at WBGO, working with the multiplatform program Jazz Night in America and contributing a range of coverage to NPR Music. An eleven-time winner of the Helen Dance–Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Writing, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association, he is also coauthor of Myself Among Others: A Life in Music, the 2003 autobiography of impresario George Wein.

 

Website: https://www.playingchangesbook.com/