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Hear, Think, Act: Jazz Forms of/in/for Life- NYU Tel Aviv

A picture of a group of NYU Jazz ensemble performing at a conservatory.

In its commitment to concepts such as improvisation, inner truth, dialogue, polyrhythm, and social consciousness, Jazz is a uniquely relevant lens through which one might view today’s age of technological automation, social distancing, and political polarization.

This conference, organized by NYU Tel Aviv and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, seeks to reconstruct the artistic, intellectual, and activist elements of Jazz as not only a contemporary method of artistic expression, but also as an innovative methodology for dealing with the many epistemic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Dr. David Schroeder, Music and Performing Arts Professions Department Chair, Professor of Jazz Studies, will give a keynote talk based on his rich and groundbreaking work as an artist, historian, and activist.

This conference will be held on June 7th and is free. Registration is required to participate. Proposals are still being accepted. For more details, please write to