“Being aware of the history of jazz is a big part of being a musician in New Orleans,” says cellist Helen Gillet, who performs Saturday as part of the Owen/Cox Dance Group’s “Memory Palace.” “I feel similarly about Kansas City. There’s a creativity in the way people improvise that is not as cold and detached from the history as in places like New York.”
“Being aware of the history of jazz is a big part of being a musician in New Orleans,” says cellist Helen Gillet, who performs Saturday as part of the Owen/Cox Dance Group’s “Memory Palace.” “I feel similarly about Kansas City. There’s a creativity in the way people improvise that is not as cold and detached from the history as in places like New York.” Zach Smith
“Being aware of the history of jazz is a big part of being a musician in New Orleans,” says cellist Helen Gillet, who performs Saturday as part of the Owen/Cox Dance Group’s “Memory Palace.” “I feel similarly about Kansas City. There’s a creativity in the way people improvise that is not as cold and detached from the history as in places like New York.” Zach Smith

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