02/29/12

2nd Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Set for May 7-13

Festival honors famed jazz venues

The 2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival will be held May 7-13. Presented through a partnership between the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, the festival celebrates the legacy of jazz in Harlem by hosting shows at famed jazz venues, such as Club Harlem, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, Lenox Lounge and many more. Artists range from established legends to emerging talents performing jazz in all its forms: dance, club, concert and cabaret. “In our partnership with Harlem Stage and the Apollo, we enjoy the special and unique challenge of recreating, reimagining and remembering some of Harlem's jazz shrines,” said Robin Bell-Stevens, President and CEO of the nonprofit Jazzmobile.

Headlining acts for this year’s festival are Wycliffe Gordon’s Jazz a la Carte, Tribute to Club Harlem featuring Vijay Iyer, Amina Claudine Myers and Craig Taborn, and Minton’s Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand featuring TK Blue and Barry Harris celebrating Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, respectively.

All events are only $10 unless otherwise noted and are scheduled to allow visitors the opportunity to see multiple concerts in a day.

Schedule

Monday, May 7, 2012
• Columbia University presents Jazz and the Spirit: The Arts of Harlem in the American Religious Imagination. A panel discussion led by Professor Josef Sorett, in collaboration with The Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, this program will focus on the connection of jazz to great religious institutions in Harlem and include a performance on the Abyssinian Baptist Church organ illustrating these deep connections to jazz and the American church musical tradition. With support from Columbia University School of the Arts Office of Community Outreach, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Center for Jazz Studies and Columbia University Office of Government & Community Affairs. The Abyssinian Baptist Church. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. FREE.
• Jazzmobile presents Small's (Re)Created. Curated by Revive Music. Small's Paradise at Harlem USA. 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
• Jazzmobile presents Late Night Jam Session at Small's. Midnight - 2:00 am.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
• Harlem Stage presents Blazing Tongues: The Singers & Writers of Lenox Lounge with Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch singing Ella Fitzgerald, plus actress Beareather Reddy reading author Paule Marshall. Part of the Harlem Stride series. Two drink minimum. Lenox Lounge. 7:00 pm.
• Harlem Stage presents Celebrating Cecil: Tribute to Club Harlem, with Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, and Amina Claudine Myers. Part of the Harlem Stride series, in partnership with Issue Project Room and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. Harlem Stage Gatehouse. 8:00 pm.
• Apollo Theater presents Showman's Late Night with organist Danny Mixon. Limited seating. Standing room available, Two drink minimum per set. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman's Café. 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
• Jazzmobile presents Small's Paradise Education and General Public Programs. Artists TBD. Small's Paradise at Harlem USA. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
• Harlem Stage presents Celebrating Cecil: Tribute to Club Harlem, with Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, and Amina Claudine Myers. Followed by "Decoding Cecil," a discussion with the artists and George Lewis. Part of the Harlem Stride series, in partnership with Issue Project Room and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. Harlem Stage Gatehouse. 8:00 pm.
• Apollo presents Showman's Late Night Jazz with Lonnie Youngblood and the Blood Brothers. Limited seating. Standing room available, Two drink minimum per set. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman's Café. 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Minton's Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand with TK Blue paying tribute to Charlie Parker. Minton's Playhouse. 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Late Night Jam Session at Minton's Playhouse. Minton's Playhouse. Midnight - 2:00 am.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
• Jazzmobile presents Small's Paradise Education and General Public Programs. Artists TBD. Small's Paradise at Harlem USA. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
• Harlem Stage, celebrating Clark Monroe's Uptown House, presents this year's Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album The Mosaic Project with Terri Lyne Carrington featuring Lizz Wright, Nona Hendryx, Ingrid Jensen, Mimi Jones, Tia Fuller, Helen Sung, Nir Felder and more. Part of the Harlem Stride series. Harlem Stage Gatehouse. 7:30 pm.
• Apollo Theater presents Showman's Late Night Jazz with guitarist Lou Volpe. Limited seating. Standing room available, Two drink minimum per set. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman's Café. 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Minton's Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand witha tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. Minton's Playhouse. 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Late Night Jam Session at Minton's Playhouse. Minton's Playhouse. Midnight - 2:00 am.

Friday, May 11, 2012
• Jazzmobile presents Small's Paradise Education and General Public Programs. Artists TBD. Small's Paradise at Harlem USA. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
• Columbia University presentsThe Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald and the Savoy Ballroom, written, directed and produced by Jeff Kaufman; Co-executive Producers Jamal Joseph and Voza Rivers and The New Heritage Film Group. In collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts Office of Community Outreach, Center for Jazz Studies, Institute for Research in African- American Studies, Teachers College Office of School & Community Partnerships and Columbia University Office of Government & Community Affairs. Teachers College, Cowin Auditorium. 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
• Harlem Stage presents Blazing Tongues: The Singers & Writers of Lenox Lounge featuring Gregory Generet singing Johnny Hartman, and author Ralph Ellison's writings on jazz. Directed by Tamara Tunie. Part of the Harlem Stride series. Two drink minimum. Lenox Lounge. 7:00 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Small's (Re)Created. Special evening performances. Small's Paradise at Harlem USA. 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
• Apollo Theater presents Apollo Music Café, Jazz Night. Kellylee Evans, Canadian jazz and soul vocalist and a 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal competition winner. Apollo Theater - Soundstage. Doors at 9:00 pm, Performance at 10:00 pm.
• Apollo Theater presents Showman's Late Night Jazz with vocalist Cynthia Holiday. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman's Café. 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Minton's Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand with Barry Harris paying tribute to Thelonious Monk. Minton's Playhouse. 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Late Night Jam Session at Minton's Playhouse. Midnight - 2:00 am.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
• Apollo Theater presents Wycliffe Gordon's Jazz a la Carte, a variety show of big band music, song, and dance.Music DirectorWycliffe Gordon, Director/Choreographer Kenneth L. Roberson, hosted by Maurice Hines featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Savion Glover, Theresa Thomason, Aaron Diehl, Philip Dizack, Natalie Cressman and the Apollo Dancers.. Apollo Theater. 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
• Harlem Stage presents Tribute to Club Havana San Juan featuring The Havana San Juan Orchestra led by Louis Bauzo plus other featured artists. Curator/Producer: Geno Chaviano. Harlem Stage Gatehouse. 8:00pm and 10:00pm.
• Apollo Theater presents Apollo Music Café, Jazz Night.Pianist Marc Cary and his group,Cosmic Indigenous. Apollo Theater - Sound Stage. Doors at 9:00 pm, Performance at 10:00 pm.
• Apollo Theater presents Showman's Late Night Jazz with organist Sarah McLawler and Les Femmes Jazz.Limited seating. Standing room available, Two drink minimum per set. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman's Café. 9:00pm and 11:00pm.
• Jazzmobile presents Minton's Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand with Winard Harper in atribute to Max Roach. Minton's Playhouse. 10:00 pm - 2:00 am.
• Jazzmobile presents Late Night Jam Session at Minton's Playhouse. Midnight - 2:00 am.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
• Jazzmobile celebrates Park Palace, the true temple for authentic mambo. Jazzmobile, in collaboration with the Museum for African Art, will present Dancing Mambo/Park Palace Live!, are-creation of the Sunday matinee dances featuring a multi-generational Afro-Cuban Jazz Band led by Bobby Sanabria with special guest artists and the legendary Candido. The Museum for African Art. 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

*Schedule and Artists Subject to Change

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