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Harlem Jazz Series - Andrae Murchison

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

Andrae Murchison grew up surrounded by traditional gospel music at home and in church. He first experienced playing music at The United House of Prayer as a drummer alongside his grandfather’s lead vocals. The UHOP brass bands introduced him to the trombone around the age of nine. The power of the music touched his soul and was the beginning to his musical journey as a trombonist and composer. Since his arrival to New York City, he has performed with Roy Hargrove, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Skatalites, Gregory Porter, Monty Alexander, Ravi Coltrane and many more. Murchison tours the world as a successful sideman, and also leads his own ensemble called "Murch Church." So far, he has recorded and produced three albums as a leader. Murch's music is a mixture of southern blues, gospel, soul, jazz, reggae, and funk. His compositions document his journey, and is a honest testimony about where he comes from. In addition to performing, Murchison has served as a jazz clinician and low brass specialist at numerous institutions and communities around the world.

Featuring: Andrae Murchison - trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

Earlier Event: October 19
Harlem Jazz Series - Peter Apfelbaum
Later Event: October 26
Harlem Jazz Series - Shirazette Tinnin