Sheila Jordan on Bird

May 6, 2020, 7:00pm

The heartbeat of bebop lives in the singing of Sheila Jordan, a master musician who, at 91, sustains a global performing and teaching schedule.  Originally Sheila Jeannette Dawson, Jordan (who took her surname in 1952 after marrying Duke Jordan, Charlie Parker’s band pianist during 1947 and 1947), first met Parker in Detroit in 1947. They subsequently became close friends. On this evening’s edition of Desert Island, Jordan will present her Desert Island Parker recordings, accompanied by the first-hand commentary of someone who was there.

Free.

More Info: http://jazzmuseuminharlem.org/events/sheila-jordan-bird/ 

Location

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 

58 West 129th Street

New York NY 10027 US

Buika

May 9, 2020 8:00pm

The last time Buika appeared at Carnegie Hall, her intense performance brought down the house. Her earthy vocalism has earned this Latin Grammy Award winner a place on NPR’s “50 Great Voices” list. This sizzling performer returns with her sensational band for an evening of her one-of-a-kind fusion of flamenco, Latin jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and more.

Tickets: $17 to $80

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Location
Carnegie Hall
154 West 54th Street
New York NY 10020 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs

April 28, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, into the confrontational expressionism of the ‘60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word. He has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’s most important figures and his own projects display both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. It is those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s forty years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, music curator, and artistic director. Craig, who comes from a tradition of art as a cultural facilitation to help promote change, has employed his musical voice to comment on social injustice with projects including God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s book of sermons; Souls Within the Veil commemorating the centennial of W.E.B. DuBois’s seminal work; TriHarlenium, a sound portrait and 30-year musical time capsule of Harlem; and Brown Butterfly, a tribute to the exquisite movements of Muhammad Ali. 

Featuring: Craig Harris – trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break);
Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

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Location
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

Theo Croker & Big Brother

April 25, 2020 9:00pm

Dynamic trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Theo Crokerleads a new big-band project, featuring some of the most important contemporary musicians in jazz. His acclaimed albums Escape Velocity, AfroPhysicist, and his 2019 release Star People Nation form the basis of this program, along with fresh interpretations of works from jazz masters past and present.

Tickets: $39 to $49

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Location
Carnegie Hall
154 West 54th Street
New York NY 10020 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs

April 21, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, into the confrontational expressionism of the ‘60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word. He has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’s most important figures and his own projects display both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. It is those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s forty years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, music curator, and artistic director. Craig, who comes from a tradition of art as a cultural facilitation to help promote change, has employed his musical voice to comment on social injustice with projects including God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s book of sermons; Souls Within the Veil commemorating the centennial of W.E.B. DuBois’s seminal work; TriHarlenium, a sound portrait and 30-year musical time capsule of Harlem; and Brown Butterfly, a tribute to the exquisite movements of Muhammad Ali. 

Featuring: Craig Harris – trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break);
Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

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Location
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Chamber Players and Talea Ensemble Celebrate Julius Eastman

April 18, 2020 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Considered one of the most controversial and progressive composers of the 1970s and 80s, Julius Eastman’s music bonds minimalism, jazz, and pop to create a joyous mesmerizing experience. Building on the traditions of his minimalist contemporaries, such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, his music has drive and propulsion, but is considered to be more influenced by organic harmonic changes than strict structures. Tragically, his music was nearly completely lost after he was evicted from his New York apartment in the late 1980s and his scores and music mostly lived on only with those who knew him after he died, alone, in 1990, and was nearly forgotten forever. Those who knew him as a strong vocal African-American queer artist say he left a deep impression on New York and that this late revitalization of his work will become a pillar in the development of contemporary music.

In this performance of Eastman’s Femenine, the Harlem Chamber Players and Talea Ensemble pay tribute to Eastman’s work as an important statement to the community and commitment to solidifying Eastman’s place in the canon.

Tickets: $25

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

Harlem Jazz Series – Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs

April 14, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, into the confrontational expressionism of the ‘60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word. He has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’s most important figures and his own projects display both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. It is those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s forty years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, music curator, and artistic director. Craig, who comes from a tradition of art as a cultural facilitation to help promote change, has employed his musical voice to comment on social injustice with projects including God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s book of sermons; Souls Within the Veil commemorating the centennial of W.E.B. DuBois’s seminal work; TriHarlenium, a sound portrait and 30-year musical time capsule of Harlem; and Brown Butterfly, a tribute to the exquisite movements of Muhammad Ali. 

Featuring: Craig Harris – trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break);
Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

More Info:

Location
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs

April 7, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, into the confrontational expressionism of the ‘60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word. He has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’s most important figures and his own projects display both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. It is those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s forty years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, music curator, and artistic director. Craig, who comes from a tradition of art as a cultural facilitation to help promote change, has employed his musical voice to comment on social injustice with projects including God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s book of sermons; Souls Within the Veil commemorating the centennial of W.E.B. DuBois’s seminal work; TriHarlenium, a sound portrait and 30-year musical time capsule of Harlem; and Brown Butterfly, a tribute to the exquisite movements of Muhammad Ali. 

Featuring: Craig Harris – trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break);
Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

More Info:

Location
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Joseph Daley Tuba Trio

April 3, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Tuba Trio is an exploration into the improvisational concepts of the visionary composer & multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers and is dedicated to his memory.  It features Joseph Daley on tuba and euphonium, joined by Warren Smith on a drum set, bass marimba, marimba and a variety of percussion instruments, and Scott Robinson on a variety of reeds including tenor sax, bass sax, a jazzophone, contra-alto clarinet, and theremin. JOSEPH DALEY has performed on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists and has produced several acclaimed projects for his JoDa Music label while continuing sideman duties with Liberation Music Orchestra, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble, Gravity, and Hazmat Modine. WARREN SMITH is known for masterful percussion work with an endless array of jazz artists, a bevy of pop stars, and in countless studios and Broadway pit bands, as well as on more than 3,000 recordings. SCOTT ROBINSON is best known for his work with various styles of saxophones and has appeared on more than 200 LP and CD releases, including eleven under his leadership.

Featuring: Joseph Daley – tuba, Warren Smith – drums, and Scott Robinson – reeds

1st set: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (15 min break)
2nd Set: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

House doors open at 6:30 pm

Price: $20

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Location
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guitar and Vocals

March 21, 2020 9:00pm

Called a genius by music legend Eric Clapton, Kurt Rosenwinkel is widely considered to be the most important and influential jazz guitarist of his generation. A decade in the making, Caipi is Rosenwinkel’s love letter to Brazil. Taking a bold new direction, the full range of Rosenwinkel’s talents is on display as he sings and plays guitar, joined by musical collaborators from both the US and Brazil.

Tickets:  $39 to $49

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Location
Carnegie Hall
154 West 54th Street
New York NY 10020 US