Legendary jazz artist Randy Weston — pianist, composer and lecturer — kicks off his yearlong Artist-in-Residency at Medgar Evers College with a master class from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. Joining him for the master class is Cuban percussionist Candido Camero.
The program, open to the public, will be held in the Founders Auditorium at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights.
Mr. Weston is the very first artist to serve in a residency program at Medgar Evers College. A jazz innovator for over six decades, Mr. Weston’s residency is intended to expose students and the public to the importance of jazz and the history of the music. Mr. Weston will conduct five master classes in the 2016-2017 Academic Year: three in the fall and two in the spring, with a sixth and final one at commencement. All the classes are public and Mr. Weston will be joined by a featured artist at each event.