Arts & Context: Steven Coleman
Steve Coleman with Mark Anthony Neal
An Arts & Context Discussion
Maverick alto saxophonist Steve Coleman joins Mark Anthony Neal (Chair, African and African American Studies) for a wide-ranging discussion touching on his career, influences, and influential approach to creation and composition, known as “M-Base.” Coleman will perform with his celebrated jazz octet, Natal Eclipse, on the evening of Friday, November 2, at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers. Arts & Context is co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers.
Steve Coleman is an alto saxophonist and composer whose technical virtuosity and engagement with diverse musical traditions are expanding the possibilities of spontaneous composition. Coleman updates iconic musical idioms in the creative traditions of luminaries like John Coltrane and Charlie Parker by infusing them with melodic, rhythmic, and structural components…...Read More