Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, literary critic, inventor and environmental activist. She has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children's books, one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction. Atwood and her writing have won numerous awards and honors including the Man Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General's Award, Franz Kafka Prize, the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Atwood is the inventor and developer of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents; as a novelist and poet, Atwood's works encompass a variety of themes including the power of language and identity, religion and myth, climate change, "power politics." Many of her poems are inspired by myths and fairy tales which interested her from a early age. Among her contributions to Canadian literature, Atwood is a founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize and Writers' Trust of Canada.
Atwood was born in Ottawa, Canada, as the second of three children of Carl Edmund Atwood, an entomologist and Margaret Dorothy, a former dietitian and nutritionist from Woodville, Nova Scotia. Because of her father's ongoing research in forest entomology, Atwood spent much of her childhood in the backwoods of northern Quebec and travelling back and forth between Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto, she did not attend school full-time. She became a voracious reader of literature, Dell pocketbook mysteries, Grimms' Fairy Tales, Canadian animal stories and comic books, she attended Leaside High School in Leaside and graduated in 1957. Atwood began writing poems at the age of six. Atwood realized. In 1957, she began studying at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, where she published poems and articles in Acta Victoriana, the college literary journal, participated in the sophomore theatrical tradition of The Bob Comedy Revue, her professors included Northrop Frye. She graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of minors in philosophy and French.
In 1961 Atwood began graduate studies at Radcliffe College of Harvard University, with a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. She obtained a master's degree from Radcliffe in 1962 and pursued doctoral studies for two years, but did not finish her dissertation, "The English Metaphysical Romance". In 1968, Atwood married an American writer, she formed a relationship with fellow novelist Graeme Gibson soon afterward and moved to a farm near Alliston, where their daughter, Eleanor Jess Atwood Gibson, was born in 1976. The family returned to Toronto in 1980. Although she is an accomplished writer, Margaret Atwood claims to be a terrible speller. Atwood's first book of poetry, Double Persephone, was published as a pamphlet by Hawskhead Press in 1961, winning the E. J. Pratt Medal. While continuing to write, Atwood was a lecturer in English at the University of British Columbia, from 1964 to 1965, Instructor in English at the Sir George Williams University in Montreal from 1967 to 1968, taught at the University of Alberta from 1969 to 1970.
In 1966, The Circle Game was published. This collection was followed by three other small press collections of poetry: Kaleidoscopes Baroque: a poem, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Atwood's first novel, The Edible Woman, was published in 1969; as a social satire of North American consumerism, many critics have cited the novel as an early example of the feminist concerns found in many of Atwood's works. Atwood taught at York University in Toronto from 1971 to 1972 and was a writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto during the 1972/1973 academic year. A prolific period for her poetry, Atwood published six collections over the course of the decade: The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Procedures for Underground, Power Politics, You Are Happy, Selected Poems 1965–1975, Two-Headed Poems. Atwood published three novels during this time: Surfacing. Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man, like The Edible Woman, explore identity and social constructions of gender as they relate to topics such as nationhood and sexual politics.
In particular, along with her first non-fiction monograph, Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, helped establish Atwood as an important and emerging voice in Canadian literature. In 1977 Atwood published her first short story collection, Dancing Girls, the winner of the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction and the award of The Periodical Distributors of Canada for Short Fiction. By 1976 interest in Atwood, her works, her life were high enough that Maclean's declared her to be "Canada's most gossiped-about writer." Atwood's literary reputation continued to rise in the 1980s with the publication of Bodily Harm. Despite her distaste for literary labels, Atwood has since conceded to referring to The Handmaid's Tale as a work of science fiction or, more spec
Gary Snyder is an American man of letters. Best known as a poet, he is an essayist and environmental activist with anarchoprimitivist leanings, he has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology". Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for the American Book Award, his work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient modern Japanese. Snyder was an academic at the University of California, Davis and a member of the California Arts Council. Gary Sherman Snyder was born in California to Harold and Lois Hennessy Snyder. Snyder is of German, Scots-Irish, English ancestry, his family, impoverished by the Great Depression, moved to King County, when he was two years old. There, they tended dairy cows, kept laying hens, had a small orchard, made cedar-wood shingles. At the age of seven, Snyder was laid up for four months by an accident. "So my folks brought me piles of books from the Seattle Public Library," he recalled in interview, "and it was I learned to read and from that time on was voracious — I figure that accident changed my life.
At the end of four months, I had read more. And I didn't stop." During his ten childhood years in Washington, Snyder became aware of the presence of the Coast Salish people and developed an interest in the Native American peoples in general and their traditional relationship with nature. In 1942, following his parents' divorce, Snyder moved to Portland, Oregon with his mother and his younger sister, Anthea, their mother, Lois Snyder Hennessy, worked during this period as a reporter for The Oregonian. One of Gary's boyhood jobs was as a newspaper copy boy at the Oregonian. During his teen years, he attended Lincoln High School, worked as a camp counselor, went mountain climbing with the Mazamas youth group. Climbing remained an interest of his during his twenties and thirties. In 1947, he started attending Reed College on a scholarship. Here he met, for a time, roomed with the education author Carl Proujan. During his time at Reed, Snyder published his first poems in a student journal. In 1948, he spent the summer working as a seaman.
To get this job, he joined the now defunct Marine Cooks and Stewards union, would work as a seaman in the mid-1950s to gain experience of other cultures in port cities. Snyder married Alison Gass in 1950. While attending Reed, Snyder did folklore research on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon, he graduated with a dual degree in anthropology and literature in 1951. Snyder's senior thesis, entitled The Dimensions of a Myth, employed perspectives from anthropology, folklore and literature to examine a myth of the Pacific Northwest's Haida people, he spent the following few summers working as a timber scaler at Warm Springs, developing relationships with its people that were less rooted in academia. This experience formed the basis for some of his earliest published poems collected in the book The Back Country, he encountered the basic ideas of Buddhism and, through its arts, some of the Far East's traditional attitudes toward nature. He went to Indiana University with a graduate fellowship to study anthropology.
He left after a single semester to return to San Francisco and to'sink or swim as a poet'. Snyder worked for two summers in the North Cascades in Washington as a fire lookout, on Crater Mountain in 1952 and Sourdough Mountain in 1953, his attempts to get another lookout stint in 1954, failed. He had been barred from working for the government, due to his association with the Marine Cooks and Stewards. Instead, he went back to Warm Springs to work in logging as a chokersetter; this experience contributed to the essay Ancient Forests of the Far West. Back in San Francisco, Snyder lived with Whalen. Snyder's reading of the writings of D. T. Suzuki had in fact been a factor in his decision not to continue as a graduate-student in anthropology, in 1953 he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley to study Asian culture and languages, he studied wash painting under Chiura Obata and Tang Dynasty poetry under Ch ` en Shih-hsiang. Snyder continued to spend summers working in the forests, including one summer as a trail-builder in Yosemite.
He spent some months in 1955 and 1956 living in a cabin outside Mill Valley, California with Jack Kerouac. It was at this time that Snyder was an occasional student at the American Academy of Asian Studies, where Saburō Hasegawa and Alan Watts, among others, were teaching. Hasegawa introduced Snyder to the treatment of landscape painting as a meditative practice; this inspired Snyder to attempt something equivalent in poetry, with Hasegawa's encouragement, he began work on Mountains and Rivers without End, which would be completed and published forty years later. During these years, Snyder was writing and collecting his own work, as well as embarking on the translation of the "Cold Mountain" poems by the 8th-century Chinese recluse Han Shan. Snyder met Allen Ginsberg when the latter sought Snyder out on the recommendation of Kennet
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Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet and writer of Apache and Chicano descent. Baca was born in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, in 1952. Abandoned by his parents at the age of two, he lived with one of his grandmothers for several years before being placed in an orphanage and at the age of 13 he ran away, he wound up living on the streets, at the age of twenty-one he was convicted on charges of drug possession and incarcerated. He served six and a half years in prison, three of them in isolation, having expressed a desire to go to school, he was for a time put in the same area of the prison with the inmates on death row before he was released./ During this time, Baca taught himself to read and write, he began to compose poetry. He sold these poems to fellow inmates in exchange for cigarettes. A fellow inmate convinced him to submit some of his poems to the magazine Mother Jones edited by Denise Levertov. Levertov printed Baca's poems and began corresponding with him finding a publisher for his first book.
Immigrants in Our Own Land, Baca's first major collection, was praised. In 1987, his semi-autobiographical minor epic in verse, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley, received the American Book Award for poetry, bringing Baca international acclaim and, in 1989, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature. A self-styled "poet of the people," Baca conducts writing workshops with children and adults at countless elementary, junior high and high schools, universities, barrio community centers, magenta ghettos, housing projects, correctional facilities and prisons from coast to coast. In 2004 Baca started a non-profit organization, Cedar Tree, Inc. that supports these workshops through charitable donations. As well as writing workshops, Cedar Tree has produced two documentary films Clamor en Chino and Moving the River Back Home; the organization employs ex-offenders as interns. Baca's poetry collections include C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans: Dream Boy's Story, Healing Earthquakes, Set This Book on Fire, In the Way of the Sun, Black Mesa Poems, Poems Taken from My Yard, What's Happening.
His "memoir", A Place to Stand, chronicles his troubled youth and the five-year jail-stint that brought about his personal transformation. The poet Will Inman published Mr. Baca's poetry in his 1977 anthology Fired Up with You: Poems of a Niagara Vision, one of the earliest anthologies to include Jimmy Santiago Baca's poems. Baca is the author of a collection of stories and essays, Working in the Dark: Reflections of a Poet of the Barrio. Baca's most recent novel is A Glass of Water, he published an original essay in 2013 called, "The Face," in ebook form with Restless Books, along with digital editions of his Breaking Bread with the Darkness poetry volumes. Santiago Baca wrote the screenplay for a Hollywood production, Blood In Blood Out. A film based on Baca's memoir A Place to Stand, directed by Daniel Glick, was released in 2014. List of Mexican American writers Baca Family of New Mexico Western American Literature Journal: Jimmy Santiago Baca "Add-Verse" a poetry-photo-video project Baca participated in Modern American Poetry
Peter Coyote is an American actor, director and narrator of films, theatre and audiobooks. He is known for performing in films including E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cross Creek, Jagged Edge, Patch Adams, Erin Brockovich, A Walk to Remember, Hemingway & Gellhorn and Good Kill. He was the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera. Coyote's voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign, he narrated the PBS series The Pacific Century, winning an Emmy, six documentaries directed or produced by Ken Burns: The West, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, The Dust Bowl, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and The Vietnam War and The Mayo Clinic: Faith--Hope--Science. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in 2015 for his work on The Roosevelts, his voice has been said to resemble that of actor Henry Fonda. Coyote was one of the founders of the Diggers, an anarchist improv group active in Haight-Ashbury during the mid-1960s.
Coyote was an actor and director with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He acted in and directed the first cross-country tour of The Minstrel Show, his play Olive Pits, co-authored with Mime Troupe member Peter Berg, won the troupe an Obie Award from the Village Voice. Coyote became a member, chairman, of the California Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. In the late 1970s, he shifted from acting on stage to acting in films. In the 1990s and 2000s, he acted in several television shows, he speaks fluent French. Coyote was born in the son of Ruth and Morris Cohon, an investment banker, his father was of Sephardic Jewish descent and his mother came from a working-class Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her father, trained as a rabbi in Russia, escaped being drafted into the Imperial Russian Army, ran a small candy store in the Bronx. Coyote "was raised in a intellectual, cultural but unreligious family", involved in left-wing politics, he grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School there in 1960.
Coyote said that he was "half black and half white inside" due to the strong influence of Susie Nelson, his family's African-American housekeeper. Coyote is prominent librarian Jessamyn West's maternal uncle. While a student at Grinnell College in 1961, Coyote was one of the organizers of a group of twelve students who traveled to Washington, D. C. during the Cuban Missile Crisis supporting President John F. Kennedy's "peace race". Kennedy invited the group into the White House, the first time protesters had been so recognized, they met for several hours with McGeorge Bundy; the group received wide press coverage. They sent them to every college in the United States, he was in a band called the Kittatinny Mountain Boys. Referenced in The Rainman's Third Cure by Peter Coyote. Once he graduated from Grinnell with a BA in English literature in 1964, Coyote moved to the west coast, despite having been accepted at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, commenced working towards a master's degree in creative writing at San Francisco State University.
While still at Grinnell, Coyote ingested peyote and had a hallucination in which he saw his footprints as coyote paw-prints. A few years he came across Coyote's Journal, a poetry magazine, recognized its logo as the same paw-prints he had seen during his drug-induced experience; this caused him to change his name to Coyote, after meeting Rolling Thunder, a self-styled shaman, who believed the experience was spiritually significant. After a short apprenticeship at the San Francisco Actors' Workshop, he joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical political street theater whose members were arrested for performing in parks without permits. Coyote acted, wrote scripts, directed in the Mime Troupe. Coyote directed the first cross-country tour of The Minstrel Show, Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel, a controversial play closed by authorities in several cities. From 1967 to 1975, Coyote was a prominent member of the San Francisco counterculture community and a founding member, along with Emmett Grogan, Peter Berg, Judy Goldhaft, Kent Minault, Nina Blasenheim, David Simpson, Jane Lapiner, Billy Murcott, of the Diggers, an anarchist group known for operating anonymously and without money.
They created provocative "theater" events designed to heighten awareness of problems associated with the notion of private property and identification with one's work. They fed nearly 600 people a day for "free", asking only that people pass through a six-foot by six-foot square known as The Free Frame of Reference, they ran a Free Store, a Free Medical Clinic, a short-lived Free Bank. The Diggers evolved into a group known as the Free Family, which established chains of communes around the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. Coyote was the best known resident of the Black Bear Ranch commune in California, he was a friend of a Shoshone Medicine man. He has been a friend of Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement since the 1960s and, along with author Peter Mathiessen, is one of Peltier's two non-native advisers. Of this period of his life, Coyote wrote in Sleeping Where I Fall, The failure to curb personal indul
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting, he was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Williams has been called the funniest person of all time. After his first starring film role in Popeye, Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and commercial success, including The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Morning, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, The Fisher King, One Hour Photo and World's Greatest Dad, as well as box office hits, such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting and the Night at the Museum trilogy. Williams was nominated four times for the Academy Awards, winning once for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.
He received two Primetime Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Grammy Awards. On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his Paradise Cay, home at the age of 63, his wife attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body disease. Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 1951, his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury Division. His mother, Laurie McLaurin, was a former model from Mississippi. Through her, he was a great-great-grandson of Mississippi governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams had two elder half-brothers, he had English, Welsh, Irish and German ancestry. While his mother was a practitioner of Christian Science, Williams was raised in the Episcopal Church his father belonged to. Williams wrote a list: "Top Ten Reasons to Be an Episcopalian". During a television interview on Inside the Actors Studio in 2001, Williams credited his mother as an important early influence on his humor, he tried to make her laugh to gain attention.
Williams attended public elementary school in Lake Forest at Gorton Elementary School and middle school at Deer Path Junior High School. He described himself as a quiet child who did not overcome his shyness until he became involved with his high school drama department, his friends recall him as funny. In late 1963, when Williams was 12, his father was transferred to Detroit; the family lived in a 40-room farmhouse on 20 acres in suburban Bloomfield Hills, where he was a student at the private Detroit Country Day School. He excelled in school, where he was on the school's soccer team and wrestling team, was elected class president; as both his parents worked, Williams was attended to by the family's maid, his main companion. When Williams was 16, his father took early retirement and the family moved to Marin County, settling in Tiburon, California. Following their move, Williams attended Redwood High School in nearby Larkspur. At the time of his graduation in 1969, he was voted "Most Likely Not to Succeed" and "Funniest" by his classmates.
After high school graduation, Williams enrolled at Claremont Men's College in Claremont, California, to study political science. Williams studied theatre for three years at the College of Marin, a community college in Kentfield, California. According to College of Marin's drama professor James Dunn, the depth of the young actor's talent became evident when he was cast in the musical Oliver! as Fagin. Williams improvised during his time in the drama program, leaving cast members in hysterics. Dunn called his wife after one late rehearsal to tell her that Williams "was going to be something special". In 1973, Williams attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City, he was one of 20 students accepted into the freshman class and one of two accepted by John Houseman into the Advanced Program at the school that year. William Hurt and Mandy Patinkin were classmates. According to biographer Jean Dorsinville, Franklyn Seales and Williams were roommates at Juilliard. Reeve remembered his first impression of Williams when they were new students at Juilliard: He wore tie-dyed shirts with tracksuit bottoms and talked a mile a minute.
I'd never seen. He was like an untied balloon, inflated and released. I watched in awe as he caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was "on" would be a major understatement. Williams and Reeve had a class in dialects taught by Edith Skinner, who Reeve said was one of the world's leading voice and speech teachers. According to Reeve, Skinner was bewildered by Williams, who could perform in many accents, including Scottish, English and Italian, their primary acting teacher was Michael Kahn, "equally baffled by this human dynamo". Williams had a reputation for being funny, but Kahn criticized his antics as simple stand-up comedy. In a production, Williams silenced his critics with his well-received performance as an old man in The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams. "He was the old man," wrote Reeve. "I was astonished by h
Ishmael Scott Reed is an American poet, essayist, playwright and publisher, known for his satirical works challenging American political culture. His best known work is Mumbo Jumbo, a sprawling and unorthodox novel set in 1920s New York, ranked among the 500 most important books in the Western Canon. Reed's work has sought to represent neglected African and African-American perspectives. Ishmael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1938, his family moved when he was a child to the industrial city of Buffalo, New York, during the Great Migration. After attending local schools, Reed attended the University at Buffalo, a private university that became part of the state public university system after he left. Reed withdrew from university in his junior year due to financial issues, but because he felt he needed a new atmosphere to support his writing and music, he comments on this decision: This was the best thing that could have happened to me at the time because I was able to continue experimenting along the lines I wanted, influenced by West and others.
I didn't want to be a slave to somebody else's reading lists. I kind of regret the decision now because I've gotten some of the most racist and horrible things said to me because of this. In 1995, the college awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. In 1998, Reed spoke about his influences in an interview: I've been more influenced by poets than by novelists — the Harlem Renaissance poets, the Beat poets, the American surrealist Ted Joans. Poets have to be more attuned to originality, coming up with lines and associations the ordinary prose writer wouldn't think of, he moved to New York City in 1962 and co-founded with Walter Bowart the East Village Other, which became a well-known underground publication. He was a member of the Umbra Writers Workshop, some of whose members helped establish the Black Arts Movement and promoted a Black Aesthetic. Although Reed was never a participant in that movement, he has continued to research the history of black Americans. While working on his novel Flight to Canada, he coined the term "Neo-Slave narrative", which he used in 1984 in "A Conversation with Ishmael Reed" by Reginald Martin.
In 1970 Reed moved to the West Coast to begin teaching at the University of California, where he taught for 35 years. He retired from there in 2005 and is serving as a Distinguished Professor at California College of the Arts, he lives in Oakland, with his wife of more than 40 years, Carla Blank, a noted author and director. His archives are held by the Special Collections at the University of Delaware in Newark. Ishmael Reed: An Exhibition, curated by Timothy D. Murray, was shown at the University of Delaware Library from August 16 to December 16, 2007. Reed's author-maintained website appears at www.ishmaelreed.org. Reed's published works include 11 novels. Among his other books are six collections of poetry, including New and Collected Poems, 1964–2007, his seventh play, The Final Version, premiered at New York City's Nuyorican Poets Café in December 2013. His most recent non-fiction work, The Complete Muhammad Ali, was published by Baraka Books of Montreal in July 2015, he has edited 14 anthologies, the most recent being Black Hollywood Unchained.
POW WOW, Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience—Short Fiction from Then to Now, a collection of works by 63 writers, co-edited with his wife and author Carla Blank, spans more than 200 years of American writing. Reed in his "Foreword" calls it "a gathering of voices from the different American tribes." POW WOW is the fiction companion anthology to From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900–2002, in which Reed endorses an open definition of American poetry as an amalgamation, which should include work found in the traditional canon of European-influenced American poetry as well as work by immigrants, hip-hop artists, Native Americans. The 2013 Signet Classic edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn features a new Afterword by Reed. Two of Reed's books have been nominated for National Book Awards, a book of poetry, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, his New and Collected Poems, 1964–2007, received the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal.
A poem published in Seattle in 1969, "beware: do not read this poem", has been cited by Gale Research Company as one of 20 poems that teachers and librarians have ranked as the most studied in literature courses. Reed's novels and essays have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, Korean and Czech, among other languages. In June, 2018, in Detroit, Reed was honored with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award. On November 20, 2017, Reed received the AUDELCO Pioneer A
Stefon DeLeon Harris is an American jazz vibraphonist. A native of Albany, New York, Harris intended to work for the New York Philharmonic until he heard the music of Charlie Parker. During the 1990s he recorded with Steve Turre as a session musician, he signed with Blue Note, which released A Cloud of Red Dust. His second album, Black Action Figure, was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2001 he worked with pianist Jacky Terrasson at the Village Vanguard in New York City and recorded the album Kindred with him during the same year, his album The Grand Unification Theory won the Martin E. Segal Award from Jazz at Lincoln Center. In April 2009, he headlined at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Orange County, California. Harris collaborated with saxophonist David Sánchez and trumpeter Christian Scott in 2011 on the album Ninety Miles, they recorded the album in Cuba. A Cloud of Red Dust Black Action Figure Kindred The Grand Unification Theory Evolution African Tarantella: Dances With Duke Urbanus Sonic Creed Ninety Miles with David Sánchez and Christian Scott Ninety Miles Live at Cubadisco with David Sánchez and Christian Scott Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Rachmaninov The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Tchaikovsky Christmas Tim Warfield, Jazz Is, A Whisper in the Midnight Terell Stafford, Centripetal Force Joe Henderson, Porgy & Bess Charlie Hunter, Return of the Candyman Jason Moran, Soundtrack to Human Motion Greg Osby, The Inner Circle Kurt Elling, Man in the Air Kenny Barron, Images Buster Williams, Griot Libertè Janis Siegel, Sketches of Broadway Lea DeLaria, Double Standards Diana Krall, Christmas Songs Raul Midón, State of Mind Joshua Redman, Momentum Steve Turre, Keep Searchin' Ry Cooder, My Name Is Buddy Courtney Pine, Transition in Tradition Diana Krall, Turn Up the Quiet Official website Stefon Harris at TED "There are no mistakes on the bandstand"