So, what, exactly, is jazz? We know it’s black music, we know that many of the artists of the genre are political. But how does one define an art form so heavily based on improvisation and live instrumentation?
Better question: Is jazz dead?
“I feel like jazz was one of our first universally accepted and shared expressions of our intellect,” Washington says. The saxophonist has toured with Snoop Dogg and helped Kendrick Lamar make his acclaimed albums To Pimp a Butterfly andDamn.