Princeton University professor Cornel West, philosopher, author, critic, civil-rights activist and actor (two “Matrix” movies), describes himself in his memoir as a "bluesman in the life of the mind and a jazzman in the world of ideas." Randy Weston (pictured at right), internationally renowned pianist, composer and bandleader, has performed throughout the world. In an evening hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, West and Weston will take the audience through an improvised conversation that will touch on politics, race, the blues and jazz, and how their personal narratives are intertwined over time and space.
An autographed copy of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud is included in the ticket price and will be distributed at the event. Randy Weston will be available to sign copies of The Autobiography of Randy Weston: African Rhythms, which will be on sale at the event. Cornel West, Randy Weston and Terrance McKnight will attend a VIP post-event reception.
General Admission Ticket: $40, includes live event and complementary copy of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud
VIP Reception Ticket: $10, a VIP post-event reception with Cornel West, Randy Weston and Terrance McKnight.
Presented by The Greene Space, WNYC in partnership with Borough of Manhattan Community College, Tribeca Performing Arts Center
The NEXT New York Conversation is made possible in part by a generous grant from MetLife Foundation.
AOC Fine Wines will provide wine for the reception.