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Views and Brews is a free space where we invite the community in to explore a wide range of subjects and ideas. We’ve talked about race in America, the psychology of civic engagement, the future of theater, time and so much more. Our goal is to engage with the community to share thoughts, inspire new perspectives, and give everyone access to new ideas, art, literature, music, and imagination. Views and Brews events are free and open to all ages.

Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure

Saxophone great Coleman Hawkins helped to establish jazz as a stand-alone art form, separate from the popular swing music of the day.

With his originality, lyricism, and a keen sense for the latest trends, Hawkins' work was the foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads.

And yet, what is the price for a creative who expresses his art?

Rabbi Neil Blumofe joined KUT's Rebecca McInroy for some conversation – and superlative music – recorded live at the Cactus Cafe in Austin.

Featuring Shelly Carrol on saxophone,Ephraim Owens on trumpet,Red Young on piano, Roscoe Beck on bass andBrannen Temple on the drums, it was an evening dedicated to discovering jazz and appreciating the beauty of this incredible and accessible American art form.

Listen to this Views & Brews in the player above. 

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning show creator, host, and executive producer for KUT, KUTX, and KUT.ORG.
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