Chamber Music America

May 31, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Presented in collaboration with Chamber Music America

Celebrate the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with Chamber Music America, featuring the music of jazz drummer and bandleader, Kendrick Scott, “blessed with great feel, technical prowess and impeccable taste” (The San Diego Union-Tribune), who will be joined by his ensemble, Oracle. The program will also include new contemporary works performed by the Attacca Quartet. Whether you’re an avid classical music listener, jazz fan, or an adventurous concertgoer, this program will have something for you. This concert is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CMA’s National Chamber Music Month is an annual initiative, which promotes performances, residencies, interactive discussions, and other events across the country to increase awareness of the small ensemble music field.

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

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Stretch Music & Jazz Then and Now: Steve Turre Quintet

April 11, 2019 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Jazz Then and Now is a conversation series, presented as part of the Stretch Music Residency that brings together innovative thought leaders in the field in dialogue on the history, the present and the future of jazz. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will be in conversation with composer and trombonist Steve Turre on improvisation, technology, collaboration, the importance of the historical lineage and more. The conversation will be preceded by a live performance with the Steve Turre Quintet.

Tickets: $15

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

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

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

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.

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

Uptown Nights: MSM Comes to Harlem – MSM Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Quincy Jones

November 2, 2018 |7:30pm – 9:30pm

Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, led by guest conductor and arranger John Beasley, performs a tribute to musical powerhouse Quincy Jones. A master inventor of musical hybrids, Quincy Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African, and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing many mediums, including records, live performance, movies and television.

Cost: Adult: $25.00; VIP: $35.00

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

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Dr. Lonnie Smith

lonnie smithMay 17, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

For more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith has donned his iconic turban and cast a spell with the Hammond B-3 organ. Immersed in gospel, blues, and jazz from an early age, he cut his teeth on classic organ records by legends Wild Bill Davis and Jimmy Smith, while also absorbing the church organ sound. His soulful, funky style is instantly identifiable, and has made him the organist of choice for such jazz icons as George Benson and Lou Donaldson.

Performers: Dr. Lonnie Smith. Additional artists to be announced.

Cost: Free.

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