8 bars with:

8 linguistic ink blots meant to stimulate thought.


8 bars with is a series on educated guesses where we offer up 8 questions to a special guest for them to ponder and freestyle on.  The questions aren't necessarily questions as much as they are prompts or linguistic ink blots meant to stimulate thought. The responses can be short and pithy, long and loquacious or somewhere in between.


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Series List:


Greg Tate - writer, musician and cultural provocateur

Greg Thomas - author and CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project


DJ Johnson - former NFL player, broadcaster, actor, fitness coach, activist and motivational speaker


Nabaté Isles - trumpeter, educator, composer, producer and sports junkie


Allyson Wynn - entrepreneur, business owner and event planner


Keith Henry Brown - artist, illustrator and writer


Christian McBride, Part I - six-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist, bandleader, composer, artistic director and radio host


Clifton Anderson - executive, entrepreneur and leadership consultant


Kyle J. Goldman - jazz lover, philanthropist, believer in justice and honesty and activist


Eugene Holley, Jr. - journalist and writer


Mark Ruffin - program director, broadcaster, producer and author


Jenny Campbell - educator, entrepreneur, wife, mother and youth advocate


Larry Muhammad - playwright producer and former journalist


Lynne Toye - artist, curator and chief administrative officer at Harlem School of the Arts


Jo Ann James - retired social worker and First Lady of Elim Baptist Church


Jahi Sundance - DJ and producer


Betty Baye - author, journalist motivational speaker and lecturer


Kris Funn - bassist, bandleader, educator and composer


We’re adding more guests every week, so please check back regularly.

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