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Jazz for Obama: Democratic Jazz Party

(L-R): Christian McBride, Joe Lovano, Roy Haynes and Roy Hargrove
Charlie Hunter and Doug Wamble
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves

Jazz has long been noted for its ability to transcend borders, age, race, religion and politics, but that didn’t prevent Stefon Harris from making an important distinction during the Oct. 1 “Jazz for Obama” benefit concert at Kaufmann Concert Hall in Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y.

“Hey, you all. I can guarantee you that [this] sounds better than Republican jazz!” said the young vibraphone master, mischievously, after he and his quartet delivered a potent version of Thelonious Monk’s “I Mean You.”

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