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#Quote - In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now Im black and a woman, singing my own way....Lena Horne

 

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The Harlem Chamber Players’ Black History Month Celebration

February 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Schomburg Center presents the Harlem Chamber Players 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature two world premieres by the noted African American composer Adolphus Hailstork. Baritone Kenneth Overton, violinists Ashley Horne and Orlando Wells, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Seth Woods will perform works, including Hailstork's "Nobody Know" (with text by Herbert Martin), which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the importation of the first black slaves to America, and his Piano Quintet entitled "Detroit." The concert will conclude with Dvořák's String Quartet in F Major "American."

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

More Info: bitly.com/2LXP1VA

Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US
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The Harlem Chamber Players’ Black History Month Celebration

February 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Schomburg Center presents the Harlem Chamber Players 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature two world premieres by the noted African American composer Adolphus Hailstork. Baritone Kenneth Overton, violinists Ashley Horne and Orlando Wells, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Seth Woods will perform works, including Hailstorks Nobody Know (with text by Herbert Martin), which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the importation of the first black slaves to America, and his Piano Quintet entitled Detroit. The concert will conclude with Dvořáks String Quartet in F Major American.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
 Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

More Info: http://bitly.com/2LXP1VA 

Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

2019 Women's Jazz Festival

March 4, 2019 7:00pm

The Schomburg Center’s Annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The full festival calendar will be announced and tickets will be avaialble at a later date.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library #WJF2019

GUESTS
Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Price: $25 – $35

More Info: bitly.com/2shwE4H

Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US
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2019 Womens Jazz Festival

March 4, 2019 7:00pm

The Schomburg Center’s Annual Womens Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The full festival calendar will be announced and tickets will be avaialble at a later date.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library #WJF2019

GUESTS
Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Price: $25 – $35

More Info: http://bitly.com/2shwE4H 

Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Harlem Jazz Series - Are you ready to enjoy some of the best jazz being performed in New York City. If so, make you way to Harlem any Tuesday afternoon or Friday evening and set back. Each year thousands of visitors and tourists flock to Harlem club's seeking to experience and hear the soulful music that Harlem has come to be known for. No more waiting for the lights to go down or paying a hefty price to enjoy the soulful immortal sounds and rhythms of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis (to name just a few). Their voices and music live on throughout the city as performers pay tribute to these greats every day.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Friday evening Harlem play's host to some of today's most talented jazz musicians and history's greatest jazz music in a musical tribute of epic proportions. Concertgoers will spend each Tuesday afternoon or Friday evening surrounded by the cool vibrations of jazz as they are soothed and invigorated by seemingly magical strings and horns. This is an event for all of the senses, and it is meant to be both mentally and spiritually up lifting.

The Harlem Jazz Series is artistically directed by Craig Harris, a trombonist, composer and longtime Harlem resident. Harris has been a major figure in the Harlem jazz scene since 1976. He has performed throughout the USA and abroad with some of the genre's most important figures.

Tuesday Afternoon: There are two set: 1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45. The house doors open at 11:30 a.m. ($15)

Friday Evening: There are two set: 1st set: 7:00p.m. – 7:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 8:00pm – 8:45pm. The house doors open at 6:30pm. ($20)

The upcoming schedule of performers is listed on bit.ly/2crOhZz.
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Desert Island Discs with Regina Carter

February 26, 2019 7:00pm

Conservatory-trained and bandstand-tested, violinist Regina Carter addresses her instrument, as per her faculty web-page at Manhattan School of Music, “not simply as an improvisational vehicle, but a passport to unexpected realms. . .a Rosetta Stone that unlocks the doors to a myriad of cultures, sounds, and worlds apart.” Carter is the first African-American to play the legendary 1743 Guarneri Del Gesu violin owned by Nicolo Paganini, as documented on her 2003 album Paganini: After a Dream. She’s recorded hardcore jazz with Kenny Barron and fellow Detroit native Barry Harris, and Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri. She’s played “down and dirty fiddle” style on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s presentation of Blood on the Fields, and done sessions with such pop music icons as Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. On recent albums, Carter has explored traditional African music (Reverse Threads), Americana Roots music (Southern Comfort), and the oeuvre of Ella Fitzgerald (Ella: Accentuate The Positive). In short, Carter refuses to place herself in boxes of any stripe, addressing all the idioms she navigates on their own terms of engagement, telling her stories with deep soul and intelligence.

ABOUT DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version curated and hosted by esteemed journalist Ted Panken, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality.

Tickets: $0-$10

More Info: bitly.com/2spyqRC

Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US
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Desert Island Discs with Regina Carter

February 26, 2019 7:00pm

Conservatory-trained and bandstand-tested, violinist Regina Carter addresses her instrument, as per her faculty web-page at Manhattan School of Music, “not simply as an improvisational vehicle, but a passport to unexpected realms. . .a Rosetta Stone that unlocks the doors to a myriad of cultures, sounds, and worlds apart.” Carter is the first African-American to play the legendary 1743 Guarneri Del Gesu violin owned by Nicolo Paganini, as documented on her 2003 album Paganini: After a Dream. She’s recorded hardcore jazz with Kenny Barron and fellow Detroit native Barry Harris, and Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri. She’s played “down and dirty fiddle” style on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s presentation of Blood on the Fields, and done sessions with such pop music icons as Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. On recent albums, Carter has explored traditional African music (Reverse Threads), Americana Roots music (Southern Comfort), and the oeuvre of Ella Fitzgerald (Ella: Accentuate The Positive). In short, Carter refuses to place herself in boxes of any stripe, addressing all the idioms she navigates on their own terms of engagement, telling her stories with deep soul and intelligence.

ABOUT DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
 In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version curated and hosted by esteemed journalist Ted Panken, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality.

Tickets: $0-$10

More Info: http://bitly.com/2spyqRC 

Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US
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