Exploring Jazz & Its African Rhythms with Wendell Harrison

This performance by the Wendell Harrison Ensemble demonstrates and connects the dots between traditional African rhythms and the many forms of jazz music, including samba, reggae and swing. The ensemble consists of a stellar cast of musicians and performers including Senegalese bassist Pathe Jassi, percussionist Lance Gully and drummer Louis M. Jones, pianist and composer Pamela Wise, rap and spoken word artist Mahagony Jones, guitarist Jacob Schwandt and dancer Lisa McCall.