Harris passion, talent and energetic stage presence have propelled him into the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene. He has received three GRAMMY nominations, is a recipient of the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, was voted the Debut Artist of the Year by Jazz Times and has been named Downbeat’s Critics Poll Winner for Vibraphone and Rising Star, among receiving numerous other accolades.
Tavis Smiley and Stephanie Robinson are co-authors the third and final edition of “State of The Black Union.”
Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues — including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment — manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable examines present-day conditions and the consequences for America. At its core, this book is a tool with which the community can evaluate the successes or failures of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful book acknowledges the mistakes of the past while offering hope and inspiration for a better future.
Tavis Smiley is a nationally known intellectual, activist, political commentator, entrepreneur, and radio and television personality. He founded the ground-breaking and historic State of the Black Union series. Mr. Smiley has authored several best-selling books, including The Covenant and The Covenant in Action.
Stephanie Robinson, Esq. is the President and CEO of the Jamestown Project a national think tank that focuses on democracy. She is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, and formerly served as the Chief Counsel for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Ms. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to social policy, family, and electoral politics.
Accountable is now available to purchase at Amazon.com
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Dave Milne | Present Tense [Jazz/Fusion]
Eight years ago, Dave Milne wasn’t even sure he’d be playing music at all, let alone putting the finishing touches on his debut as a jazz saxophonist and composer. Through a life changing journey that has taken many twists, turns and unexpected detours the 30 year-old Portland, OR- based artist has arrived- with a Steely Dan, Soulive and OutKast meets Stan Getz and David Sanborn style that is leaving jazz and industry heads bobbing in his wake.