Past Event

Music on the Brain: The Mechanisms of Evolution in Music and Nature

February 29, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem: 58 W. 129th St.

Evolution by natural selection is the process through which living organisms adapt and change. This biological ability to “improvise” has led to the amazing diversity of life on earth today. Jazz musicians also adapt to their environment, selecting harmonies and melodies that resonate with their audience, changing rhythms to fit their music, and calling and responding to their fellow musicians. In our latest edition of Music on the Brain, we explore the mechanisms of evolution in music and nature.

Join multi-instrumentalist jazz musician, composer, and educator T.K. Blue and Zuckerman Institute Evolutionary Biologist Wyatt Toure for a jazz concert and dialogue, exploring the fascinating parallels between evolution and jazz improvisation.

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.

Event Contact Information
Kent Katner
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Music of the Brain poster.