“What we play is life.” ~ Louis Armstrong


Benedictine Jazz Band

The Benedictine Jazz band partnered with The Cleveland Treatment Center, and The Berklee School of Music at The Bop Stop, in Cleveland, to attend the Take Me to the River symposium, workshop and discussion panel.

Take Me to the River is a film that discusses the importance of the Memphis music scene during the civil unrest of the 1950’s and 1960’s and how the civil rights movement changed the city and it’s music.

The film aims to bridge the generational, social and racial gap between the artists of the past, and artists today. The panel was comprised of the director of the film,Martin Shore, Grammy winners Bobby Rush and Frayser Boy from Three-6 Mafia, and Jerry Harrison from the Talking Heads.



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