Past Event

Music on the Brain: The Magic of Touch

November 30, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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National Jazz Museum in Harlem: 58 West 129th St, Ground Floor

Join the Zuckerman Institute at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on Thursday, November 30, for a jazz concert and dialogue about auditory & tactile perception.

Can music shape our sense of touch? Can sensual music affect our sexual receptivity? In this upcoming edition of Music on the Brain, we explore cross-sensory experiences–in particular, the connection between what we hear and what we feel.

Multi-instrumentalist jazz musician, composer, and educator T.K. Blue, pianist Sharp Radway, and Zuckerman Institute Neuroscientist Dr. Anastasia-Maria Zavitsanou will join together for this special event.

Music on the Brain is a collaboration between the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute with the support of Jazz Foundation of America.


Dr. Anastasia-Maria Zavitsanou, born and raised in Greece, is currently a neuroscientist in the Abdus-Saboor Lab at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, investigating somatosensory behaviors, from pain perception to sexual pleasure.

Talib Kibwe, or T.K. Blue, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator. He has appeared on over 85 recordings and has performed with a vast array of jazz greats over the years. He is committed to music education.

Event Contact Information
Kent Katner
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