lundi, mars 05, 2007

This week in Jazz

Tomorrow, March 6th

Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa
LIU Brooklyn

RAW MATERIALS, featuring Pianist VIJAY IYER and alto saxophonist RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA, will perform as part of Long Island University's Jazz Clinic Series.

The campus is located at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Dekalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. It is accessible to all major bus and subway routes and Long Island Railroad.

The clinics are FREE and OPEN to the general public. They take place on various Tuesdays, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, in room H-106 of the Humanities Building on Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.

The series features musicians and music professionals with extraordinary links to jazz history in addition to being outstanding in their own right.

For further information about the clinics or the music department, call Robert Aquino at (718) 488-1668

Thursday, March 8th

Dan Morgenstern
Jazz Museum in Harlem's Harlem Speaks Series
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue & 104th St.
FREE, RSVP by calling the Jazz Museum in Harlem (212) 348-8300

Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University since 1976, Dan Morgenstern is a jazz historian and archivist, author, editor, and educator active in the jazz field since 1958. As head of the Institute of Jazz Studies, he is responsible for the largest collection of jazz-related materials anywhere.

Hear this recent NEA Jazz Master discuss his life and career in jazz on March 8th at the new location for Harlem Speaks, the Museum of the City of New York, located at 1220 Fifth Avenue, off 104th Street.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
104 East 126th Street
New York, NY 10035
212 348-8300

Thursday - Saturday

Rachelle Ferrell at the Blue Note

Edit 2: Per Black Voices Rachelle put it down. But I wouldn't expect less. Wish I could have been there. Still one more night. I am accepting donations

Edit: And I would be remiss if I didn't include my alma mater's Jazz ensemble who will hit Harlem NEXT week. (Thanks Tia for the reminder)

Monday, March 12th

Spelman Jazz Ensemble
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
7:00 PM

Organized in 1983 by Founder and Director Joe Jennings, the Spelman Jazz Ensemble has a devout following. The Ensemble is made up of vocalists, instrumentalists and a rhythm section. After 15 years of touring and three albums, Spelman Jazz Ensemble is still going strong. Tickets for individual concert dates: members, $18; non-members, $22.50. Series Tickets: members, $68; non-members, $86. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212)491-2206. Ticket charge hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

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