This September, 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. Continue reading
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Tagged Apollo Theater, Berklee College of Music, Early Band Years, George Gee, Harlem, Jazz for Curious Listeners, Jazz Is: Now!, Jonathan Batiste, Madison Avenue, Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church, Milt Jackson, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, New York City, Ray Charles, Ray Charles: Genius & Soul The Trio
This August, 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. Continue reading
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Tagged Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Charles McPherson, christian mcbride, Eddie Palmieri, Emmet Cohen, Harlem in the Himalayas, Hector LaVoe, Horace Silver Quintet, Jazz for Curious Listeners, JazzTimes, Jonathan Batiste, Latin Jazz, Lila Downs, McCoy Tyner, Nasheet Waits, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Papo Vasquez, Ralph Peterson, Rockwood Music Hall, Rubin Museum of Art, Toshiko Akiyoshi
The fourth-floor space on East 126th Street does not look anything like a museum. Flourescent-lighted and largely bare, the room appears to be an office but for a weathered grand piano that sits in the middle of the floor and a few faded photographs that adorn the walls. Continue reading
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Tagged Alvin Batiste, Apollo Theater, christian mcbride, Duke Ellington, HArlem Jzz, Harlem music, Harlem speaks, ImageNation Soul Cinema, Jazz for Curious Listeners, Jonathan Batiste, Kate D. Levin, Loren Schoenberg, Thelonious Monk, Wynton Marsalis
It was a perfect afternoon in Central Park on Sunday! Hot, sunny, no rain with talented artists scheduled to perform at Central Park’s Summerstage: Jonathan Batiste, Esperanza Spalding and Ledisi.
Honoring the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Jazz Pianist Batiste took the stage wearing a Michael Jackson T-shirt. Midway through his set, the Batiste led band broke down a Curtis Mayfield song into Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.
Spalding followed Batiste and raised the energy level at Summerstage. This firecracker rocked the upright bass, the electric bass and sang her tail off. After playing nearly an hour, Spalding and her band left the stage. However, an overwhelming roar from the audience guided Spalding and crew back. Before performing one more tune, Spalding instructed the audience to participate because that’s the only way she could continue on with her feet hurting.
Closing out this lovely afternoon, was the two-time Grammy nominated R&B singer Ledisi. From the moment she sang the first note and that soulful sound came pushing through the speakers, it was on! Although Ledisi playful said she was leaving the stage a couple of times because the crowd was not with her, clearly she knows New York City loves some Ledisi.
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Tagged Central Park Summer Stage, Derrick Salters, Esperanza Spalding, Jonathan Batiste, Ledisi, summerstage