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Harlem Jazz Series - Jorge Sylvester

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

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. A throwback to the future, Mr. Sylvester has been on the cutting edge of that scene since 1980 when he first came to New York City. His blend of African-Caribbean rhythms with new music is what gives Sylvester his distinguished voice. An impressive composer and arranger, Sylvester has performed with Stefon Harris, Rodney Kendrick, Karl Berger, the David Murray Big Band, poet Sekou Sundiata, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, the Oliver Lake Big Band, Kuumba Frank Lacy’s Vibe Tribe, the Next Legacy Orchestra, Joe Bowie’s Defunkt Big Band and Nora McCarthy, with whom he also co-leads several groups, namely The ConceptualMotion Orchestra and A Small Dream In Red. Mr. Sylvester performs frequently and conducts workshops through out the United States teaching his unique approach to composition using Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Featuring: Jorge Sylvester – alto saxJorge Sylvester – alto saxophone and compositions, Nora McCarthy – voice, poetry and compositions, Donald Nicks – double bass, and Tcheser Holmes – drums

1st set: 7pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm - 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $20

 

 

Earlier Event: December 11
Harlem Jazz Series - Craig Harris Quartet
Later Event: December 18
Harlem Jazz Series - Amina Figarova Trio