Bringing together jazz music and science as we celebrate the way that music affects our brains and bodies.
Evolution by natural selection is the process through which living organisms adapt and change. This biological ability to "improvise" has led to the amazing diversity of life on earth. Jazz musicians also adapt to their environment, selecting harmonies and melodies that resonate with their audience, changing rhythms to fit their music, and calling and responding to their fellow musicians. In our latest edition of Music on the Brain, we explore the mechanisms of evolution in music and nature.
Come enjoy a jazz concert and dialogue with multi-instrumentalist jazz musician, composer, and educator T.K. Blue, pianist Sharp Radway, and our guest speaker from the Zuckerman Institute's Bendesky Lab, evolutionary biologist Wyatt Toure, where we explore the fascinating parallels between evolution and jazz composition.