2020 Women’s Jazz Festival Week 1: A Ballad for Hazel Scott

March 2, 2020 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Join the Schomburg every Monday in March for this annual tradition during Women’s History Month featuring some of the best known and unsung performers in jazz today. Throughout the month, we will explore sounds from Haiti to a celebration of jazz pianist Hazel Scott’s centennial birthday. 

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A BALLAD FOR HAZEL SCOTT
An evening dedicated to the work and life of jazz and classical pianist, and actress Hazel Scott. Join us as we celebrate her centennial birthday. We kick off the festival with a musical tribute from two piano virtuosos coupled with a conversation with Karen Chilton, author of Hazel Scott:The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Café Society to Hollywood to HUAC.

Tickets:
MARCH 2ND ONLY
General Admission $15
Schomburg Society Member* $15

ALL OTHER DAYS
General Admission $35
Schomburg Society Member* $25

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Louis Armstrong Sound Salon

March 26, 2019 7:00pm

Discover the sounds of the Great Migration and the mastery of Louis Armstrong. A casual Library café program, with expert conversation and communal listening of rarely heard archival jazz recordings.

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s city-wide festival “Migrations: The Making of America.”

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! A Standby line will form outside the building at the top of the stairs at Amsterdam and 65th, but we cannot guarantee admission without a reservation.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lorraine Klaasen

January 29, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Please note that this event, originally scheduled to take place on Monday, February 18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29.

Lorraine Klaasen is South African music royalty. The daughter of renowned jazz singer Thandi Klaasen, she honors the vibrant musical traditions that were born in the townships: the poor, racially segregated urban areas of South Africa’s apartheid era. Influenced by such South African legends as Miriam Makeba—the inspiration for her 2013 JUNO Award–winning tribute album—Klaasen makes the music her own with her impassioned singing and dynamic stage presence.

Cost: Free Event. RSVP required: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

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