Harlem Jazz Series - Michael Marcus
May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Michael Marcus

Michael Marcus is a jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording as a leader, Under the Wire for Enja Records in 1991, he has appeared on more than 35 records and composed over 125 original/recorded compositions.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Yayoi Ikawa's
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Yayoi Ikawa's

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.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Kelvyn Bell
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Kelvyn Bell

One who creates art using sound, guitarist/composer Kelvyn Bell has created a 35year legacy as one of New York’s most diverse creative artists. After composing for theatre and film, Mr. Bell is currently focused on expressing his talents through live performance of original works.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Art Baron
Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Art Baron

Arthur Baron is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His defining work was with Duke Ellington, where he toured and recorded from 1973 – 1974.  He has worked with a host of luminaries, including Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, BB King, and Cab Calloway.  In 2006 he was a member of Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions Band, touring Europe and the US.  There he performed on trombone, sousaphone, penny whistles & mandolin.

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Harlem Jazz Series - James Brandon Lewis
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - James Brandon Lewis

James Brandon Lewis (b. 1983 Buffalo, NY) is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer, recording artist and educator. Lewis has received accolades from New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural taste makers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in today’s scene.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Alex Layne
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Alex Layne

New York born bassist Alex Layne began his musical career in 1959 at Count Basie’s Night Club.  He went on to become a major player on the New York scene, where Alex performed with many great musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach, Freddy Hubbard, and Sonny Stitt.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Tulivu Cumberbatch
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Tulivu Cumberbatch

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".

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Harlem Jazz Series - "Sweet" Lee Odom
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - "Sweet" Lee Odom

“Sweet” Lee Odom has been playing clarinet for years, along with other woodwind instruments, including flute and bass clarinet. A native of North Carolina, Lee ventured to New York City in 2011 where she quickly found her way into various musical communities.

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Harlem Jazz Series - T. K. Blue
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - T. K. Blue

T.K. Blue began his life in music by playing trumpet from ages 8 to 10, then switching to drums for a year. After a hiatus, at age 17 he dedicated himself to music by learning flute. While attending New York University Blue threw himself headlong into music, concentrating on the saxophone.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Fay Victor
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Fay Victor

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.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Amina Figarova Trio
Dec
18
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Amina Figarova Trio

Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan.  She learned to play the piano as a small child and began composing when only six years old.  Amina attended the Baku Academy of Music  where she studied to become a classical concert pianist.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Jorge Sylvester
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Jorge Sylvester

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.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Antoine Roney
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Antoine Roney

Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist, Antoine Roney grew up surrounded by music. After a short period learning the clarinet, he took an interest in the saxophone, after his older brother - renowned saxophonist Wallace - introduced him to John Coltrane's Live at Birdland album.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Ed Cherry Trio
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Ed Cherry Trio

“Ed Cherry is a great, soulful, swinging underrated player deserving of wider recognition.” “An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing “finger music.”

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