June 16, 2017

Odean Pope

NYU Washington, DC and CapitalBop presented Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir and the Reginald Cyntje Group as the final concert of the 2017 Jazz Loft Series and part of DC Jazz Fest

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Odean Pope

Odean Pope

 

Odean Pope is a saxophonist, composer, educator, and living legend of Philadelphia’s jazz scene. He weilds a distinctive, quicksilver tenor saxophone sound that skates between gospel-inflected, straight-ahead jazz playing and unbounded expressionism.

Reginald Cyntje

Reginald Cyntje 

 

Reginald Cyntje is a remarkable trombonist and composer who has been called “one of the most prominent composer-bandleaders of the mid-Atlantic” by NPR Music

Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir

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Reginald Cyntje Group

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CapitalBop, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting jazz in Washington, D.C. We build audiences in order to build community around this music, because it’s important to the city’s historic identity, but also ever-changing and contemporary. CapitalBop.com is designed to help everyone from newcomers to jazz die-hards find live music that will fit their preferences.

The CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The performance of Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, presented in collaboration with Arts for Art, Inc. and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is supported, in part, by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.