The New York-based Arkadia record label recently opened the Arkadia Music Center, a forum for jazz education and entertainment. Located at 34 East 23rd St., this new haven for both jazz fans and jazz artists will present a variety of events including programs for children and performances by contemporary players. A list of select upcoming events follows and more information about the Center can be found at www.arkadiamusiccenter.com.
Duke Ellington: Pop Star – Monday April 8, 6:30-8:30
Journalist and educator Arnold J. Smith traces
Duke’s legacy in the broader American scene.
An Insider’s Guide to the New York Jazz Scene – Tuesday April 9, 6:30-8:30
Jazz writer James Browne takes you behind the velvet ropes
of the jazz clubs and between the lines of the jazz press,
so that you will become a connoisseur of the local jazz
scene. Attendees will receive special discounts at
New York jazz clubs.
Parallel Lives: The Music of Duke Ellington and Pixinguinha – Monday April 15, 6:30-8:30
Cliff Korman leads a journey
through the music of two great masters, peppering his
playing with commentary.
A Jazzman’s Guide to Survival – Tuesday April 16, 6:30-8:30
Share life lessons with trombonist Benny Powell.