Akua Dixon at the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

Akua Dixon

It's not as if there were ever clear paths for cello players beyond the European classical tradition, but Akua Dixon made one for herself. The New York City native found work in the pit band of the Apollo Theater, the multi-racial Symphony of the New World, and the bands of many jazz musicians — including drummer Max Roach's Double Quartet. As she developed her jazz chops, she also started her own string quartet.

Air Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 8:00pm