National Jazz Museum in Harlem

104 E. 126th Street · Suite 2D · New York, NY 10035
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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
104 East 126th Street, #2D
New York, NY 10035
212 348-8300
http://www.jmih.org/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2/22/13

National Jazz Museum in Harlem March 2013 Schedule

  • Harlem Speaks: Jack Walrath
  • Jazz For Curious Listeners: Jazz Potpourri
  • Harlem in the Himalayas: Steve Lehman Trio, Ben Wendel & Dan Tepfer, and Dave Effar & Fred Hersch
  • Jazz Is:Now! returns with Jonathan Batiste

This March, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem continues to offer a wide range of top quality free programming and affordable concerts from jazz's most celebrated musicians, educators and historians.

Harlem Speaks, our flagship public program of oral histories, offers an in depth conversation with Jack Walrath.

This month's Jazz For Curious Listeners delves into a variety of topics focused on our most treasured artists. Learn about Duke Ellington's relationship with Harlem, enjoy an evening of dance on film at Maysles Cinema, hear rare recordings of John Coltrane with Dizzy Gillespie and Eric Dolphy, and reflect on Dave Brubeck's incredible life in jazz.

Jazz Is: Now! has become the museum's most popular program - hosted by Jonathan Batiste and is Stay Human band, it's a must for people who want to feel the live buzz and electricity of jazz in the moment. This month you can enjoy back-to-back events with a live salsa and tap dancing!

So, as you can see, it's an action packed month for us, as usual. We hope to see you, your family and friends at as many of our events as you can make during this exciting month at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. You're bound to meet other similarly exciting, interesting and vital people - like yourselves!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jazz for Curious Listeners

The Duke: Beyond Category-Ellington and Harlem

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church,
NE Corner of 126th Street and Madison Avenue, enter on 126th
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Friday, March 8, 2013

Harlem in the Himalayas

Steve Lehman Trio

7:00pm
Location: Rubin Museum of Art
(150 West 17th Street)
$20/Door $18/Advance | For more information: rmanyc.org

Described as "one of the transforming figures of early 21st century jazz," by The Guardian(UK) and as "a quietly dazzling saxophonist," by The New York Times, Steve Lehman (b. New York City, 1978) is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Lehman's pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), So Percussion, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the JACK Quartet, and the Talea Ensemble. His recent recording, Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi 2009), was chosen as the #1 Jazz Album of the year by The New York Times.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jazz for Curious Listeners

Apollo Stomp: An Evening of Dance on Film with Jacquie Tajah Murdock

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Maysles Cinema
(343 Lenox Avenue between 127th & 128th)
Donation Suggested | For more information: 212-348-8300

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Harlem in the Himalayas

Ben Wendel/ Dan Tepfer Duo

7:00pm
Location: Rubin Museum of Art
(150 West 17th Street)
$20/Door $18/Advance | For more information: rmanyc.org

Ben Wendel, Saxophone
Dan Tepher, Piano

NYC musicians Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel will be playing the Rubin Museum for the release of their first duo album together, Small Constructions, out March 12th on Sunnyside Records. Pianist/composer Tepfer, a frequent collaborator of jazz great Lee Konitz's, has been described by the New York Times as "a player of exceptional poise who is drawn to the deeper currents of melody". The LA Times has praised saxophonist / bassoonist Wendel, a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Kneebody, as "a composer with a restless ear". On Small Constructions, Wendel and Tepfer range from kaleidoscopic Monk and a remodeled standard to classical variations and melody-rich originals, creating a set of songs that expresses their mutual love of jazz, classical, pop and more. "A summit meeting of two steadily rising talents." -LA Times. http://dantepfer.com & http://benwendel.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jazz Is: Now!

Hosted by Jonathan Batiste and the STAY HUMAN band

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: TBA

Jazz Is: Now has evolved into a tremendously successful and totally original program headed by NJMH Associate Artistic Director Jonathan Batiste. Audience members participate throughout the evening, playing/singing/dancing/organizing the music (yes!), and having their endorphin levels raised at the same time. If this sounds too good to be true, then make sure you join us for this rousing celebration of the joy of music.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Harlem Speaks

Jack Walrath, Trumpet

6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY. Phone: 718-463-7700
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Grammy-nominated trumpeter and arranger Jack Walrath has worked with Charles Mingus, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Quincey Jones, Elvis Costello, and Gunther Schuller to name a few. He has written compositions and arrangements for Charles Mingus, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Cecil Brooks III, the Brooklyn Symphone Orchestra and the Charli Persip Superband amongst many others.

Jack has written soundtracks as well as liner notes and articles for Downbeat and the Music Review. In addition to leading his own jazz groups, The Jack Walrath Group, Wholly Trinity, Hard Corps, The Masters of Suspense, and a quintet, he was also the leader of the Mingus Dynasty and The Charles Mingus Big Band.

In addition to conducting seminars all around the world and teaching master classes in NewYork City, Jack continues to record as a sideman and leader and is currently writing a book on his experiences with Mingus, influential recordings, and the music business.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Harlem in the Himalayas

Dave Eggar + Fred Hersch

7:00pm
Location: Rubin Museum of Art
(150 West 17th Street)
$20/Door $18/Advance | For more information: rmanyc.org

Dave Eggar, Cello
Fred Hersch, Piano

A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three. By the age of seven Eggar had performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera. He had his debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of fifteen. Eggar is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School's Doctoral Program. His mission to "not just cross over, but to cross through" multiple genres of music is apparent in all of his releases. Whether it's classical, reggae, bluegrass, jazz, pop, or world music, Eggar finds a common voice within his musical vocabulary and introduces it with his own unique imaginative vision.

Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has earned his place among the foremost jazz artists and creative musicians in the world today. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original works while reinventing the standard jazz repertoire--investing time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas, and extraordinary technique.

Hersch's many accomplishments include two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance and one for Best Instrumental Composition, and a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition.

"Hersch's work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers." - Steve Futterman, The New Yorker

Monday, March 18, 2013

Special Event

Jazz Vocalist Brianna Thomas, Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci & a 70-piece Choir!

4:30-6:00pm
Location: A Philip Randolph Senior Center
(108 West 146th Street)
New York, NY 10039
Free Admission, suggested donation of $20.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents:
Jazz Vocalist Brianna Thomas, Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci & a 70-piece Choir!
Featuring music from Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday & much more...

Dominick Farinacci
"The kid is 360 degrees!" - Quincy Jones

Brianna Thomas
"...the best young jazz singer of her generation!" - Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal

The National Jazz Museum of Harlem is excited to present a concert featuring jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci with the 70-piece Cleveland Heights High School Choir on Monday, March 18th at the A Philip Randolph Senior Center.

A national and international touring group, the choir has produced some of the most outstanding talent from the region, and their diverse repertoire continues to embrace audiences of all dynamics around the world. Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, who was recently asked by Wynton Marsalis to headline a brand new club in Doha, Qatar,  has won numerous awards that speak to his wide ranging impact and appeal: the International New Star Award (along with Diana Krall and Christian McBride), the Disney New Star Award and first place honors in the Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition. Farinacci's U.S. debut album, Lovers, Tales and Dances, was the first jazz recording produced by legendary three-time Grammy winning pop/rock producer Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Randy Newman, Steve Winwood). Farinacci will be joined by the dazzling singer Brianna Thomas. Thomas has had the honor of singing with legends such as Clark Terry, Fred Anderson, and Wycliffe Gordon and was the winner of New York's Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, judged by such jazz legends as pianist and educator Dr. Billy Taylor, drummer and vocalist Grady Tate, and vocalist Gloria Lynn. The event will take place from 4:30pm to 6:00 so head uptown after work and start your week off on a good note!

Call 212-348-8300 with any questions.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jazz for Curious Listeners

John Coltrane: Rare Recordings with Dizzy Gillespie and Eric Dolphy

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church,
NE Corner of 126th Street and Madison Avenue, enter on 126th
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jazz Is: Now!

Hosted by Jonathan Batiste and the STAY HUMAN band

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: The Dance Theater of Harlem
466 West 152nd St, New York, NY

Jazz Is: Now! Hosted by Jonathan Batiste and the STAY HUMAN band ft. Bobby Sanabria's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Frankie Martinez!

Jazz Is: Now has evolved into a tremendously successful and totally original program headed by NJMH Artisitc Director at Large Jonathan Batiste. This month focuses on the connection between jazz and dance. Last week's event was a blow-out, and featured incredible tap dancers Jason Samuel Smith and Andy Nemr.

Join the NJMH this Thursday evening as Jonathan and the Stay Human Band bring Latin jazz into the conversation with master musician Bobby Sanabria's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and legendary salsa dancer Frankie Martinez. Outside of a rush of endorphins, we have no idea what to expect from a gathering of these greats under the roof of the Dance Theatre of Harlem but we hope you’ll join us to find out!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jazz for Curious Listeners

Dave Brubeck: A Life in Jazz

7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church,
NE Corner of 126th Street and Madison Avenue, enter on 126th
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Pianist/educator Lewis Porter will illustrate the development of Brubeck's style with rare experimental recordings that will surprise even those who think they knew Brubeck well! And he will shed light on Brubeck's influence and legacy.