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Willard Jenkins—recipient of the 2024 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—has been involved in jazz as a writer, broadcaster, educator, historian, artistic director and arts consultant since the 1970s and is one of the major voices in promoting the music and its importance to American culture. Currently the artistic director of the DC Jazz Festival, as well as the host of the Ancient/Future program on DC’s WPFW radio station, the only jazz station in the nation’s capital, Jenkins is an authority on the local as well as national jazz scene. He will be joining the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice for a special Q&A.
The Gathering is an ongoing series presented by the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Events are open to the greater Berklee community and public, and feature performances, guest lectures, workshops, and discussions—all with gender and racial equity as a guiding principle.