The Jersey Arts Podcast

Daniel Bernard Roumain, Resident Artist Catalyst at the New Jersey Symphony, on Black Classical Music, Hip-Hop, and The Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Concert Series

August 05, 2022 Discover Jersey Arts
The Jersey Arts Podcast
Daniel Bernard Roumain, Resident Artist Catalyst at the New Jersey Symphony, on Black Classical Music, Hip-Hop, and The Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Concert Series
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Earlier this week, composer, performer, educator, activist, and New Jersey Symphony Resident Artistic Catalyst Daniel Bernard Roumain brought jazz and jazz-inspired classical music to the Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Series along with a co-host, Grammy Award-winning clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players. 

Roumain has worked with Lady Gaga, Philip Glass, Savion Glover, Bill T. Jones, and many more. He won an Emmy for composing music for ESPN, and he scored the film Ailey, a documentary about legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival last year. 

In this episode, we speak with Roumain about his unique role at NJ Symphony, Black classical music and hip-hop’s global influence. 

The Newark Museum of Art’s summer concert series continues Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. with Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone.

Aug. 11 — A Night of Jazz and Soul with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

Aug. 17 — Bass & Flute Extravaganza

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The Job of an Artist Catalyst
Classical + Jazz + Hip hop + Rock
Hip-hop Culture
Black Classical Music
The Newark Museum of Art's 2022 Summer Series