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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Roots of American Music 

Sun, Jan 14, 2024
11:30 am–1 pm


For all ages

Sunday, January 14th, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Visitors of all ages are invited to a kid-friendly concert at the Whitney. The program is designed by our friends at Jazz at Lincoln Center and inspired by the Whitney’s current exhibitions, Henry Taylor: B Side and Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith. Music in the United States has been profoundly shaped by the experience of African Americans. The music of enslaved Africans is the sonic DNA of this country, and is at the root of every popular form of American music. In this concert, vocalists Queen Esther and Charles Turner, tap dancer Dewitt Fleming Jr., and a diverse ensemble of acclaimed musicians from NYC’s jazz and bluegrass communities join together in an exploration of their shared origins.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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