Structure in the Moment: Rhythm Section Responsivity
MAYA KRONFELD is a pianist, keyboardist, educator, and scholar. She has performed with Georgia Anne Muldrow, Toshi Reagon, Nona Hendryx, and Van Hunt and lent her skills to drummer-led projects by Justin Brown, Blaque Dynamite, Nikki Glaspie, and Thomas Pridgen. In 2019, Maya appeared at the Nublu Jazz Fest in Brazil and the Winter Jazz Festival in New York City and was a featured pianist in her native Bay Area for the SFJAZZ Festival’s “Mad About Monk” concert, celebrating Thelonious Monk’s 101st birthday. She leads the Maya Kronfeld Trio and has appeared with saxophonist Howard Wiley’s Extra Nappy, Valerie Troutt’s Oakland Girl Project, and Linda Tillery’s Songs of Protest. Maya is piano faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities in the Princeton Society of Fellows and lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her book project Spontaneous Form integrates philosophy, literature, and jazz studies. Her article “The Philosopher’s Bass Drum” appeared in Radical Philosophy, and others are forthcoming in Philosophy and Literature, The John Hopkins Guide to Critical and Cultural Theory, and The Cambridge Companion to Philosophy and Literature. Maya holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
Maya Kronfeld; Structure in the Moment: Rhythm Section Responsivity. Jazz and Culture 1 October 2021; 4 (2): 14–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.5406/jazzculture.4.2.0014
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