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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Dorthaan Kirk - jazz advocate and NEA Jazz Master
Ada Babineaux - filmmaker and Owner of Jezebel Filmworks, and Founder/ Director/Programmer of the Third Annual San Antonio Black Film Festival
Rachel Z Hakim - GRAMMY Award winning jazz and rock pianist
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
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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