Join us as we invite guest artists to reflect...
What does music mean in this moment?
How do we connect with the world?


with Larry Blumenfeld

Larry Blumenfeld


Larry Blumenfeld writes regularly about jazz for The Wall Street Journal. His culture reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Daily Beast, Salon and Village Voice among other publications and websites. He is editor-at-large of Jazziz Magazine. A frequent lecturer and moderator at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, he hosts and curates the museum’s ongoing “Jazz and Social Justice” series. He has received the Jazz Journalists Association’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Writing, a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute and was a Fellow in the National Arts Journalism program at Columbia University. He was the Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University in Spring 2019. His “Blu Notes” blog can be found at He curates the Wells Fargo Jazz Series for Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. He is the founding curator of the Deer Isle Jazz Festival in Stonington, Maine. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Profiles

Neha Jiwrajka


Singer, composer, pianist & first-generation Indian American, whose music reflects aspects of the immigrant experience across musical styles.

María Grand


Performs with Nicole Mitchell, Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Mary Halvorson, Jen Shyu, Aaron Parks, Fay Victor, Joel Ross, among others.

Alfredo Colón

EWI Player

Has performed with musicians such as Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Nels Cline, Chad Edward Taylor, Gene Lake, Kenny Grohowski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jason Rigby, Jacob Sacks, etc.

Alicia Hall Moran


A mezzo-soprano and multi-dimensional artist performing and composing between the genres of Opera, Art, Theater, and Jazz

Claire Chase


“the most important flutist of our time” –The New York Times

Raquel Acevedo Klein

Vocalist & Conductor

Has premiered works by Philip Glass, John Adams, Caroline Shaw, Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli, performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall.

Contact us

Help us find ways to connect through music
Raquel Acevedo Klein
Festival Organizer


Gives special thanks to
co-organizer, Tuning Meditation
Bridgid Bergin
co-organizer, Tuning Meditation
Larry Blumenfeld
advisor, interviewer
Claire Chase
co-organizer, Tuning Meditation
Boo Froebel
producing advisor
Ross Karre
co-organizer, Tuning Meditation
Erica Zielinski
producing advisor
International Contemporary Ensemble
host, Tuning Meditation
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