Watch the performance:

Relationships are like jazz. There’s teamwork, improvisation, plenty of surprises… as well as evolution and growth over time. Join us for this free Zoom discussion featuring three unique musical partnerships.

Hosted by Newark’s first lady of jazz, NEA Jazz Master Dorthaan Kirk.


  • Paquito D’Rivera (NEA Jazz Master, sax and clarinet) and Brenda Feliciano (opera soprano)
  • T.S. Monk (drums) and Gale Monk (music publisher and business manager of the estate of Thelonius Monk)
  • “Musical power couple” (The NYT) Adegoke Steve Colson (piano) & Iqua Colson (vocals)