ABOUT NIAKRA WARREN
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, NIKARA WARREN is a vibraphonist, composer, arranger, and educator. Her triumphant debut album, Black Wall Street, celebrates Black excellence in music, while creating “something new and modern from the Black Diaspora music culture in the West.” The provocative and evocative title commemorates the horrific Tulsa massacre when white mobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma attacked Black residents and their destroyed homes and businesses.
As a composer, a musician, and an educator, Nikara is reimagining vibes. She is taking the instrument to the people with her infectious compositional sense, her post-modern patchwork of influences and cultural signposts, and her fearless musicality. Her bold quest comes from being well-versed in the vibraphone lineage, but seeking to adventure beyond it.
JAZZ AT ONE
St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person
Free; reservations not required
As part of Trinity Church Wall Street’s growing commitment to jazz, a uniquely American art form and an important, uniting voice for our collective story and experience, Trinity hosts a weekly lunchtime music series, JAZZ AT ONE, curated by our very own TED CHUBB.