Makaya McCraven and Why Jazz is Dance Music Again
Wow: In its review of Sunday’s Makaya McCraven show in New York, featuring esteemed friends like Shabaka Hutchings and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Rolling Stone paints the drummer as a modern jazz revolutionary, prompting people to move and prompting a movement of kinetic musicians. The review comes with a quick history lesson about how jazz got here, too. “The reaction McCraven & Co. got at Sunday’s Red Bull Music-backed show feels like part of a groundswell in the genre: a new wave of enthusiasm for jazz, driven by a desire on the part of the musicians to move audiences in a very literal sense,” they rave. “His efforts are having a galvanizing effect.” Very excited to have him in Knoxville come March.