Jazz Music and Urban Bush Women

On May 13 & 14, Urban Bush Women are debuting their new work Walking with ‘Trane as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016.

The work is inspired by the works of John Coltrane, the legendary jazz saxophonist and composer at forefront of jazz innovation in the 50s and 60s.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, award-winning founder of Urban Bush Women said

“Coltrane is an icon, his work is masterful and he changed the way people thought about this form we call jazz. It’s music that moved me very early in my choreographic dancing life when I was just thinking about being a choreographer, so I became interested not only in Coltrane’s music but the journey of his life.”

Jazz music has played a historical role in influencing art and popular culture. Join us at this performance to see how Urban Bush Women commemorate its pre-eminence within the industry.

You can also hear Jawole herself discuss how jazz music has influenced her art at the Black Women In Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers conference.

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