Ron McCurdy Jazz Quartet
Langston Hughes Project: Poetry, Jazz, and the Struggle for Freedom.
February 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
This concert is a multi-media performance of Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz.” Hughes’ homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s is linked to images of people and places from slavery to the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement. A Stephenson Memorial Concert.