“The informality of the festival is one of its main attractions; in the above photo, bassist Lee Seung-Ha of the Panama Jazz All Stars shares the stage with bassist Isaac Levien of the ensemble presented by the Berklee Global Jazz project. Seung-Ha boldly asked the group’s guest artist, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington if he could sit in, and she said, “Why not?” The interplay between the two bassists provided one of many festival highlights.”
Final day of the Panama Jazz Festival
International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music
Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity
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Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
The final performance concluding a three week long residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC
I was honored to be among a handful of other phenomenal musicians selected to participate in this esteemed program. My ensemble of musicians from around the world spent our time workshopping one another's compositions. We received much guidance from such greats as Jason Moran, Betty Carter, Casey Benjamin and more. My ensemble had the pleasure of opening the final concert of the residency.