Kareem Abdul-Jabbar To Speak At First Jazz Congress philton4 January 7, 2018 Music (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A new jazz conference seeks to determine what role jazz can play in today’s society, and it has tapped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as its keynote speaker. Jazz Congress will hold its inaugural event on Jan. 11 in New York City. While Abdul-Jabbar is best known as a Hall of Fame basketball legend, he’s also become a cultural commentator and has long been a jazz enthusiast; his father was a trombonist. Abdul-Jabbar will discuss what role jazz can play in the cultural, political and social framework of today’s society. The goal of the Jazz Congress is to boost the jazz community, which has dwindled over the decades. The conference will be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Share your email below to receive our daily newsletter! Also On Black America Web: Source link Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.