with Cécile McLorin Salvant
conducted by Ashley Kahn
in collaboration with DownBeat
Music critic and journalist Ashley Kahn – one of the greatest writers of contemporary jazz literature – will give a blindfold test to Cécile McLorin Salvant. Leonard Feather invented these tests for the historic magazine DownBeat more than sixty years ago. The test will take place on December 30th at 11 am at the Sala dei 400 of the Palazzo del Popolo (free admission).
A musician listens to songs and has to guess the author. In any case, it’s an exchange of views that often results in an in-depth analysis of music and the artist. It’s not a sort of TV quiz show but a reasoned examination of a musician, a genre, a song.
The blindfold test is an exciting opportunity for knowledge for jazz lovers, also for the level of the interviewer and the artist involve