The Jazz of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Lands in Cincy with a Local Concert
Aiesha Little, a self-professed blerd (black nerd), discovered the grittily nuanced splendor of Cowboy Bebop — one of most richly textured Japanese anime series — on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim as a graduate student at Xavier University in 2001. She was struck by a combination of elements: The series’ stylized look, its unique Jazz-drenched soundtrack and its engaging tale of interstellar bounty hunters in a somewhat distant future. With its 20th anniversary on the horizon, she felt compelled to mark the occasion. Along with a network of like-minded friends, she orchestrated an event to pay homage: 3-2-1 Let’s Jam! A Philanthropic Jazz Tribute to Cowboy Bebop.