Tag: Jazz



A Conversation with NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Artist Reggie Workman and Partner Francina Connors

“She taught me to love music and arts and to explore my creativity in it.” Legendary jazz musician and NYFA Fellow Reggie Workman and his collaborator, accomplished jazz singer Francina Connors join us for this interview to discuss their Fiscally Sponsored project African American Legacy Project (AALP), a recent award winner of the 2015 NYFA…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Michael White

Michael White (left) at a jazz funeral for Danny Barker. (Photo: Infrogmation)  Clarinetist, composer, and professor Michael White is a New Orleans jazz ambassador. Early in his career he internalized the lessons of the older generation who faithfully maintained the tradition of New Orleans jazz. Now actively involved with the Michael White Quartet, the Original Liberty Jazz Band,…