Before her upcoming NYJO Presents livestream at Ronnie Scott’s, Karen takes some time to talk music making, the struggles that came with lockdown and her time at Berklee College of Music. We also see the return of Desert Island Discs!
Check out this NYJO version of the timeless bebop classic “A Night in Tunisia”, recorded during the UK’s nationwide lockdown in the summer of 2020.
For our first Pioneer Profile entry of 2021, we discuss the boss of Bebop, Dizzy Gillespie.
Join us for Part 3 of our Black History Month series where we explore how jazz made its way to the major cities of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.