Fowler OutSpoken Conversation with Kenny Burrell, John Edward Hasse, and Quincy Jones: Jazz Diplomacy


Since the end of World War II, the State Department has called on performing artists to play the role of cultural ambassadors, a practice that has experienced a resurgence in the last decade. Jazz great Kenny Burrell, leading jazz historian John Edward Hasse from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and music legend Quincy Jones discuss their experiences as cultural ambassadors and the importance of jazz as a diplomatic tool. Tom Schnabel will moderate the conversation.

Note: Seating for this program is first-come, first-served. Entry wristbands will be distributed outside of the Lenart Auditorium beginning at 1 pm. Fowler members with wristbands will be admitted first. Join now!

Presented on opening day of Jam Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World. Come early at 1 pm for a live concert inside the gallery by UCLA jazz vocalist Teira Church.


Watch the recording of this Fowler OutSpoken Conversation


Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Jazz Diplomacy

Speakers: Quincy Jones, Kenny Burrell and John Hasse. Moderator: Tom Schnabel

Sunday, March 20, 2011

2 pm 

Fowler Museum Auditorium

Free program

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