June 26, 2017

When Malindy Swings

Through a 1998 Meet the Composer-New Music for Schools Grant awarded to jazz composer Eli Yamin and monies from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, a workshop production of a jazz musical composed by Yamin and Clifford Carlson was produced.  The jazz musical was  called When Malindy Swings, an interpretation of a traditional African American coming of age folk tale based on a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar.  National Public Radio’s Jazz Set with Branford Marsalis aired a 10-minute feature on the project nationwide.