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Harlem Jazz Series - The Makanda Project
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - The Makanda Project

The Makanda Project is an ensemble dedicated to performing the previously unrecorded compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre. Makanda was a brilliant composer, with compositions marked by a distinctive rhythmic and lyrical quality, along with how effectively he could do the unexpected.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Joaquin Pozo Y La Clave Suena
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Joaquin Pozo Y La Clave Suena

“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.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Rod Williams Trio
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Rod Williams Trio

Rod Williams is a Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Multimedia Composer and Programmer. Bill Shoemaker of JazzTimes wrote, "Williams can produce rich melodic improvisation on asymmetric thematic materials full of sudden shift in tempo and mood, extended structures, and tangy idiomatic mixture, and make them swing."

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Harlem Jazz Series - Jerome Jennings
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Jerome Jennings

Ask anyone who has ever experienced him play, he owns his music. Every sound, every moment of silence, has a purpose. The rhythm talks to you and the conversation between sound and emotion has always been the best recipe for good music, with Jerome Jennings you get both.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Ed Cherry Trio
Aug
20
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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Harlem Jazz Series - Alexis Marcelo Trio
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Alexis Marcelo Trio

Alexis Marcelo is a pianist who creates a soulful New York City sound. He instinctively delivers a sound representative of a wide range of influences. Alexis’s training began when he began studying with JD Parran (AACM) at the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Harlem Jazz Series - Jorge Sylvester
Jul
26
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 - James Weidman
Jul
23
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - James Weidman

Pianist James Weidman is indisputably an essential addition to whatever bandstand he graces. A partial list of Weidman's affiliations is staggering in depth & breadth: Max Roach, Woody Herman, Archie Shepp, James Moody, Greg Osby, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, Jay Hoggard, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, MBase Collective, Cassandra Wilson, TK Blue, Abbey Lincoln, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Marty Ehrlich and Ray Anderson. 

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Harlem Jazz Series - Andrea Brachfeld
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Andrea Brachfeld

Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman, and Mike Longo helped her develop her own improvisational style. 

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Harlem Jazz Series - Gene Torres
Jul
2
12:00 PM12:00

Harlem Jazz Series - Gene Torres

Gene Torres was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and picked up the bass at 15 years old and has not put it down since. Gene has had the pleasure of playing and or recording with a gamut of music styles, including Ben E. King, Al Hibbler, Rahn Burton, Public Enemy, Yousef Lateef, and Chico O’Farrel’s Afro-‐Cuban Big Band to name a few.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - "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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