matana roberts Matana Roberts – Guelph Jazz Festival 2015

Matana Roberts presented a keynote address at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Among the People: Arts, Improvisation, and Well-Being. Roberts keynote address explored the ideas of a need for a language of fearlessness, the need artists have for each other and the improvisation involved in being an artist.

Matana Roberts is a composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner; she works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater.