Airs Thursday, July 23, at 9 p.m. Introducing Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation. Roberts’ new 11-piece ensemble - featuring many of his younger protégé - perform original material by Roberts and the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Chick Corea, and Horace Silver. We speak to Roberts and the members of the ensemble about the formation of the band in Tallahassee, Florida and explore what it means to teach jazz through mentorship.
George Zimmerman was found “Not Guilty” by a Florida jury in his murder trial. The verdict was published to the court a few minutes past 10 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Zimmerman was accused of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. A lesser charge of manslaughter was also included in the jury instructions. The jury deliberated for more than 16 hours before reaching this verdict.
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