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Blue note Jazz Festival

The Black British drummer’s highly anticipated album ‘Black Classical Music’ was released September 8.

Festival showcased an intergenerational genre blurring ethos, in line with the newly-minted Alternative Jazz Grammy category.

The Seattle-based artist discusses collaboration, his latest album Animals, and evolving the music while keeping the craft in jazz.

Backstage at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa 2023, Ayana Contreras spoke to the artist about the new album, the strength of the ancestors and the secret power of DJs.

On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.