Stretch Music Festival

April 12, 2019 7:30pm – 11:00pm

This work was supported by a building Demand for the Arts implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Grammy nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah curates and performs his final Stretch Music Festival under his three year residency with Harlem Stage.

[Decolonializing Sound] The 3rd year of the Stretch Music Residency is focused on liberating sound from antiquated belief systems that inhibit our ability to truly hear one another. I have always felt the best way to communicate is to truly listen. So this year we’re intent on breaking down value distinctions surrounding how we hear and interpret composition, dispelling long held and completely false notions that cultures that prioritize melody & harmony are more valid then cultures that prioritize rhythm. Ending this notion is essential to truly hearing one another.

I feel strongly that the path we are embarking on will not only impact the artistic community by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, but also the general community by working fervently to create a broader scope of what this art has to offer by improving access and engagement through inclusion, sonically and literally.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Tickets: $25 Adult, $35 VIP

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Location
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

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Uptown Nights: Manhattan Sings!

April 5, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Presented in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra and growing vocal program, led by conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, celebrate the longstanding vocal tradition in jazz music.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $35 VIP

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Location
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

Stretch Music Intensive

April 9, 2019 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns to MSM to lead a FREE masterclass on his genre blind Stretch Music. All music students, musicians and lovers of the jazz idiom and all its variabilities are welcomed to join this immersive workshop centered on improvisation, technique and thriving as a working artist today. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music.

For more information contact kmartin@harlemstage.org

Tickets: RSVP

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Location
Bossi-Comelli Studio 
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue at 122nd St and Broadway
New York NY 10027 US

Playdate! Free Day 10am -5pm

March 17, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm

Join us for a FREE fun-filled family day (10am-5pm) of art-making and performances celebrating Women’s History Month 

10am – 1pm – Art-making workshop in the Living Room

1pm – 2pm – Story Hour with Flor Bromley 

2pm – 3pm – Art Making workshop with Artist-in-residence Damien Davis

3pm – 4:30pm -Musical magic featuring Bertha Hope

A professional pianist for more than six decades, Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Eddie Henderson, while being a respected educator and bandleader in her own right. In 2018 she won the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Legends of Jazz Award. 

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Location
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street
New York NY 10032 US

Uptown Nights & Carnegie Hall City Wide: Tia Fuller

May 16, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller is one of the leading performers on the jazz scene, as well as a member of Beyoncé’s touring band. An instrumental triple threat—she plays alto and soprano saxophone, and flute—she is a much sought-after performer who has played with such jazz luminaries as Wycliffe Gordon, Don Byron, Jon Faddis, and Nancy Wilson. Not only a stellar performer, Fuller is also a dedicated educator and full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music.

Tickets: RSVP

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Location
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

First Saturday Jam Session with David Durrah

March 2, 2019 2:00pm
April 6, 2019 2:00pm
May 4,2019 2:00pm
June 1, 2019 2:00pm

Jazz For Curious Listeners

Calling jazz musicians of all ages! Grab your instrument, bring a chart, and build your chops with Harlem icon David Durrah.

Don’t play an instrument? Saturday Sessions are a space for musicians and fans alike to soak up Harlem’s vibrant live music scene.

$10.00 Suggested Donation

Saturday Sessions

In keeping with Harlem’s tradition of artist salons and after-hours performances, our monthly Saturday Sessions provide an informal creative space for musicians to connect and play with mentors.

Tickets: $0-$10 / for museum members

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Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

February 22, 2019 8:00pm

Alphonso Horne honors the legacy and continues the rich traditions of such iconic trumpet masters as King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Horne and the band have the sizzling chops to capture the classic sound of New Orleans jazz and the innovative vision to put their own contemporary stamp on the music. Horne has performed with such stars as Wynton Marsalis (who included him in a list of 16 young jazz musicians entitled “Wynton’s Picks: Who’s Got Next”), Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, and Rihanna.

Performers

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

·· Rashaan Salaam, Trombone

·· Patrick Bartley, Clarinet and Saxophone

·· Chris Pattishall, Piano

·· Philip Norris, Bass

·· Evan Sherman, Drums

·· Michela Lerman, Dancer

·· Charles Anthony Bryant, Vocals

Free Event
RSVP required.

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Location
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing NY 11354 US