Professor Cornett discusses jazz

Norman Cornett at the Jazz Festival

Tord Gustavsen, the Norwegian jazz pianist and composer who is featured at this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival, will be participating in two conversations with Prof. Norman Cornett.

June 28, he’ll discuss his music and interact with participants at Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, near the Charlevoix metro.

July 4, he’ll do the same at 11:30 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 137 President Kennedy Ave. $5.

Sunday, July 3 at 10:30 am, saxophonist Joel Miller, organist Federico Andreoni, and the chapel choir will take part in a jazz mass. Andreoni has written jazz arrangements for traditional hymns and the attending public will be asked to join in.

Cornett, a religious studies scholar who taught for more than a decade at McGill, will deliver a brief homily on jazz and spirituality.

A jazz mass, he explains, “fuses tradition and innovation to explore the sacred by appealing to sight and sound” in addition to content.

Free. Info:

July 6 and 7, award-winning jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith will take part in a dialogic session at Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk. $5 per session.

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