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Jazz Travelogue: Exploring Identity at Jazzfest Berlin

Identity and jazz, for me, go hand in hand. Much of my own discovery of this music was shaped by racial and familial-like ties to its artists, many of whom became the mothers and fathers I never had. But the connection goes far deeper than I had imagined.

Gregory Harrington – “With or Without You”

Born in Dublin and based in New York City, violinist Gregory Harrington has become an emerging force in the modern jazz scene due to his prodigious skill on his instrument and all-encompassing view of the jazz canon. With his broad musical range, he has the unique ability to translate popular rock and pop music to jazz virtuosity, juxtaposing Bach and Bob Dylan, Beethoven and Leonard Cohen, Ravel and Radiohead. 

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