Makaya McCraven Interview

Event Date: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:30pm
Black and White portrait of Makaya McCraven

Tune in on Monday, February 21st @ 2:30PM to hear DJ Nickel Hardaway speak with drummer, producer, and sonic collagist, Makaya McCraven.

With his new remix album, Deciphering The Message, Chicago based Makaya McCraven digs through the vaults of the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records to put a modern bounce on classics by Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Burrell, and Eddie Gale, among others.

Called “a sound visionary” ( who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (, McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own.

Makaya McCraven plays The New Parish in Oakland on Friday, February 25th and The Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Saturday, February 26th.