Sugar Hill Mornings feat. Ray Mantilla
June 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sugar Hill Mornings is a summer musical performance series (May-August) that began in 2018 exhibition as part of programming for the exhibition Jewel Bright: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems. Last year we launched this series in collaboration with the Jazz Foundation of America to highlight the legendary talent of neighborhood pianist, Marjorie Eliot. We are partnering with the Jazz Foundation this summer and again celebrating the longstanding history of musical genius inherent to Sugar Hill. This year’s program has been devised to foster intergenerational exchange and reiterate themes present in this year's exhibitions, amplifying the power of listening, memory, and the human voice as a tool for societal uplift.
Ray Mantilla has been a percussionist for over 60 years having toured the world, notably Cuba with Dizzy Gillespie and Italy annually for the past 35 years. Mantilla has played with jazz greats like Max Roach, Eartha Kitt, Tito Puente. Ray’s performance at Sugar Hill features his electrifying small ensemble.
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Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street
New York NY 10032 US ... See MoreSee Less
Harlem Jazz Series - Carla Cook Quartet
June 21, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carla Cook is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully -- but she doesn't stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you'd never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. This native Detroiter, who grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you'll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. Cook has always eschewed labels, and refuses to become a jazz purist or snob. That willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, is what gives Cook her signature style. In 1999, Cook recorded her debut album; It's All About Love. The CD enjoyed favorable reviews and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal in 2000. In 2000, Cook recorded her second album, Dem Bones and in 2002, she recorded Simply Natural, both for MAXJAZZ. Her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.
Featuring: Carla Cook - vocals
First set: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US ... See MoreSee Less
#Quote - If My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn......Louis Armstrong ... See MoreSee Less
5/22/1921: "Shuffle Along", a musical featuring a score by Eubie Blake, an African-American composer, lyricist, and pianist and Noble Sissle, an African-American jazz singer, bandleader and composer, opened on Broadway. #onthisday #ShuffleAlong #EubieBlake #broadway ... See MoreSee Less
Carnegie Hall Citywide: Jayme Stone's Folklife
June 21, 2019 12:00pm
Jayme Stone bridges folk, jazz, and chamber music as he celebrates the banjo’s historic role in music around the world. Stone is an eclectic musician who has performed with such diverse artists as Malian kora master Mansa Sissoko (a recorded collaboration that earned Canada’s JUNO Award), former Carolina Chocolate Drop Dom Flemons, and other performers from a wide range of genres. Jayme Stone’s Folklife—featuring his band of vocals, accordion, fiddle, and bass—shines new light on traditional songs from the Georgia Sea Islands, Creole calypsos, Appalachian dance tunes, and more.
Jayme Stone’s Folklife
·· Jayme Stone, Banjo and Voice
·· Moira Smiley, Voice and Accordion
·· Sumaia Jackson, Fiddle and Voice
·· Joe Phillips, Bass and Voice
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41 West 40th Street
New York NY 10018 US ... See MoreSee Less