A Tribute to Hamiet Bluiett
Jun
4
5:00 pm17:00

A Tribute to Hamiet Bluiett

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Performers include: Pheeroan akLaff, Kelvyn Bell, James Carter, Cooper-Moore, Craig Harris' Saints & Aints Brass Choir, DD Jackson, Kidd Jordan, Oliver Lake, and more

Oliver Lake - Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Oliver Lake - Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor

  • Brownstone

The artistic scope of renowned saxophonist, composer, painter, and poet Oliver Lake’s half-century-long career is unparalleled. An extensive resume of his collaborations includes a veritable who’s who of the jazz vanguard.

Bruce Edwards Trio - Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Bruce Edwards Trio - Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor

  • Brownstone

Guitarist/Composer Bruce Edwards was a member of Sun Ra's Arkestra from 1984-1992, traveling all over the planet and appearing on recordings such as "Sun Ra Sextet Live at the Village Vanguard", "Destination Unknown", "A Night in East Berlin" and more.

Craig Harris and Tailgaters Tales - Harlem Jazz Series
Apr
4
12:00 pm12:00

Craig Harris and Tailgaters Tales - Harlem Jazz Series

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

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

God's Trombones
Dec
23
8:00 pm20:00

God's Trombones

  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church

God’s Trombone is coming back home to Harlem this holiday season.  Craig Harris will be performing his powerful musically interpretation of James Weldon Johnson’s Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, published in 1927.  The collection of poems that refigure inspirational sermons by itinerant Negro preachers.

God's Trombones
Dec
22
8:00 pm20:00

God's Trombones

  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church

God’s Trombone is coming back home to Harlem this holiday season.  Craig Harris will be performing his powerful musically interpretation of James Weldon Johnson’s Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, published in 1927.  The collection of poems that refigure inspirational sermons by itinerant Negro preachers.

Firey String Sistas!
Dec
16
7:00 pm19:00

Firey String Sistas!

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Firey String Sistas! celebrates the power, beauty and creativity of women. With a fresh, original style violinist Marlene Rice, cellist Nioka Workman, bassist Melissa Slocum, pianist-vocalist Mala Waldron and drummer Camille Gainer-Jones weave together Jazz, World music and tributes to their families.

Milton Suggs
Nov
29
12:00 pm12:00

Milton Suggs

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

"A commanding singer...steeped in tradition...but with modern sensibilities" is just one of the things Downbeat magazine had to say about Milton Suggs. Thus far, Milton has had the pleasure of sharing the stage or recording with such notable musicians as Roy Hargrove, Wycliffe Gordon, Sean Jones, Vincent Gardner, Winard Harper, and Wynton Marsalis.

Henry Grimes
Nov
25
7:00 pm19:00

Henry Grimes

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

In the 1950s and ‘60s, after receiving his music education at the Mastbaum School in Philadelphia and at the Juilliard School in New York City, Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry) played acoustic bass with many master jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, and Gerry Mulligan to name a few.

Franz Hackl
Nov
22
12:00 pm12:00

Franz Hackl

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Franz Hackl, trumpeter, composer and brass instrument maker is founder and artistic director of the Outreach Orchestra, Festival and Academy and leads his own group, Franz Hackl’s IDO Quartet His feed-forward approach, building on traditions and looking beyond the fashionable trend, leads to his distinctive style.

Tulivu Cumberbatch
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Tulivu Cumberbatch

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Ms. Cumberbatch is a native of Brooklyn and has toured extensively in such places as the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, West Africa, Russia, Japan, and the United States. She has worked extensively with trumpeter Hannibal Loukumbe as the featured vocalist in two of his symphonies and also performed his suite "Fannie Lou Hamer" with the Kronos Quartet and "Love Poems to God".

Eli Fountain Jr.
Nov
15
12:00 pm12:00

Eli Fountain Jr.

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Eli Fountain, Jr. Detroit native, is the son of legendary MOTOWN saxophonist Eli Fountain. He attended Cass Technical High School & Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Eli has recorded with Max Roach, Geri Allen, James Carter, Sam Rivers, Lena Horne, Butch Morris, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Jorge Sylvester
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Jorge Sylvester

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

A unique innovator in the idiom of creative music, Jorge Sylvester’s sound is reminiscent of another time in jazz history when artists like Dolphy and Ornette were exploding on the scene and experimenting with concepts that would ultimately revolutionize music at large.

Bruce Williams
Nov
8
12:00 pm12:00

Bruce Williams

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Alto saxophonist Bruce Williams hails from Washington D.C. and has been on the New York scene for 25 years. Bruce is one of the most in demand alto sax stylist and section player currently working.

Bob Stewart
Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Bob Stewart

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Over the last 40 years Bob Stewart has established himself as both an innovative tuba player and equally creative jazz educator. As a band leader, recording artist, and featured soloist Mr. Stewart’s playing has been featured on over 80 recordings. 

J.D. Parran
Nov
1
12:00 pm12:00

J.D. Parran

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

JD Parran’s most recent releases on the Mutable Music label are the collaborative Particle Ensemble and his Window Spirits Solo. His performing on clarinets, saxophones and flutes is legendary.

Craig Harris Featuring David Murray
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Craig Harris Featuring David Murray

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. During the past 35 years, from the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student, playing in a walkup loft....

Darius Jones
Oct
25
12:00 pm12:00

Darius Jones

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. He comes from a diverse musical background, which led to his unique and soulful approach to music.

Craig Harris Featuring Tony Malaby
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

Craig Harris Featuring Tony Malaby

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

In his two decades as an integral member of the thriving improvised music community of New York City, saxophonist and composer Tony Malaby has emerged as a wholly unique and singular voice.

Yayoi Ikawa
Oct
18
12:00 pm12:00

Yayoi Ikawa

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, pianist/composer/educator Yayoi Ikawa is an experience in ingenuity and compassion. Being exposed to the diverse music scene in New York, Yayoi plays Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Classical, African, and Caribbean music.

Breathe
Oct
16
3:00 pm15:00

Breathe

  • Mount Morris Ascension Church

Three on 3 - an organization committed to presenting live music in Harlem, will open its 6th season with BREATHE.  A work performed by a large ensemble of musicians making a sonic statement in response to the long term and current injustices inflicted upon African American people.

Craig Harris
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Craig Harris

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

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.

Jeff King
Oct
11
12:00 pm12:00

Jeff King

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Jeff King is an exciting tenor player who is capturing the Jazz world with his fresh approach. The current version of his band brings to the fore all that is good about Jazz sextet, swinging hard with great new arrangements and originals.

Fay Victor
Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

Fay Victor

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

In command, infectious, energetic and strong, Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free piece, or reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune. Running the full gamut of human emotion in an original mix of traditional song forms and free improvisation - “FreeSong” - is Victor’s trademark approach to improvised vocal music.

Joaquin Pozo and Latin Millennium
Oct
4
12:00 pm12:00

Joaquin Pozo and Latin Millennium

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

“Fiery, lyrical, and impossibly virtuosic”– such has been called master Cuban percussionist Joaquín Pozo’s style.  Christened “El Pulpo” (The Octopus) because it is said his two-handed style rivals the eight hands of four drummers, Pozo comes from a lineage of Cuban musicians influential in the development of Afro-Latin jazz sound.

Hamiet Bluiett
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Hamiet Bluiett

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Hamiet Bluiett is widely regarded as one of the most talented baritone saxophone players in all of jazz music. Bluiett has continued to record and perform as a bandleader into the twenty-first century.

Ras Moshe
Sep
27
12:00 pm12:00

Ras Moshe

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Ras Moshe Burnett (Theodore Burnett III) is a Jazz musician, saxophonist, poet, activist, teacher and returning student working toward a music therapy degree. His paternal Grandfather Ted Burnett ("Barnett" professionally) played Tenor and Alto Saxophones after his arrival from Jamaica in the early 1930's.

Jay Rodriguez
Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

Jay Rodriguez

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy-nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger. He studied under a full scholarship at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, co-founded by Arnie Lawrence, who said, “Mr. Rodriguez is … a visionary… and a true light to hear and see.”

Vincent Chancey
Sep
20
12:00 pm12:00

Vincent Chancey

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Over the past 25 years Vincent Chancey has built a solid reputation as an accomplished and totally dedicated french horn player, performing in a wide variety of musical contexts, and as an increasingly active composer.

Earl McIntyre & Renee Manning
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Earl McIntyre & Renee Manning

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Renee Manning has worked with the Mel Lewis Orchestra & the George Gruntz, Chico O’Farrill & Mingus Big Bands. She also toured Europe & Asia.