The CEHS Symphony Band hosted 2-time Emmy-winner Toki Wright today to cap off their mini-term journey of The influence of Jazz on Hip-Hop!
Mr. Wright is the chair of the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music and consultant on the PBS special: How Hip-hop and Jazz Cross Pollinate: J Dilla, Herbie Hancock and Nas..
Mr. Wright spent a half hour with us on Zoom from his native Minneapolis, MN. He talked about the culture of each genre and their many similarities as well as who has influenced him and how he uses his music as a "thoughtful and important voice to educate and challenge as well as entertain." (Rhymesayers Entertainment)