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Lost Jazz Shrines Concert Series: Remembering Jazz Forum, Jazz Gallery & Jazzmania

A three-part concert series commemorating three long-defunct New York jazz clubs, as well as the music of some of the stars who played them, will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in downtown Manhattan on three dates in May and June. The venue is located at 199 Chambers Street, New York. For more information call the box office at (212) 220-1460 or visit Tribeca PAC Music.

The schedule is as follows:

Part 1
Jazz Forum: Remembering Woody Shaw

Friday May 16th

@7:00 pm: Free Humanities Program

Video documentary filmed at Jazz Forum and panel discussion with Woody Shaw III/son and Mark Morganelli/owner. Moderated by Willard Jenkins. Woody Shaw is pictured.

@ 8:30pm: Concert

Victor Lewis, Musical Director

Performers: Sean Jones, trumpet; Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Victor Lewis, drummer; Larry Willis, pianist; David Williams, bass

Jazz Forum opened at two locations, Cooper Square 1979-1981, and 648 Broadway from 1981-1983, operated by trumpeter/presenter Mark Morganelli. From 1979 to 1983, recordings, videos, films, and radio broadcast documented the work of several musicians.

$25 General, $15 Students/Seniors

Part 2

Jazz Gallery: Remembering Betty Carter and Joe Williams

Friday, May 30th

@ 7:00 pm: Free Humanities Program

Film footage on Betty Carter and Joe Williams moderated by Willard Jenkins.

@ 8:30pm: Concert

Featuring Vanessa Rubin and Allan Harris with Norman Simmons Trio

Jazz Gallery was owned by Joe and Iggy Termini and opened in 1959. Prior to opening the Jazz Gallery, the Termini brothers opened the Five Spot in the mid ’50s. Their strong commitment to jazz showcased such musicians as John Coltrane, Gil Evans, and Joe Williams. Concert featuring Vanessa Rubin and Allan Harris with Norman Simmons Trio.

$25 General, $15 Students/Seniors

Part 3

Jazzmania Society: Jazz & Tap featuring Tina Pratt, with Special Guests

Friday, June 13th

@ 7:00 pm: Free Humanities Program

Panel Discussion with artists who performed at Jazzmania: Jane Goldberg/dancer, Mike Morgenstern/owner, Tina Pratt/dancer, Harvie S/bassist, Moderated by Willard Jenkins

@ 8:30 pm: Concert

Harvie S., Musical Director

Dancers: Roxane Butterfly and Max Pollak and guest appearance of Jane Goldberg and Tina Pratt.

Performances by Harvie S Trio with special guest Phil Woods

The last club will be Jazzmania Society, opened in 1978 by saxophonist Mike Morgenstern. Jazzmania presented an annual Brazilian jazz festival as well as introducing the first jazz and dance, “Jance.”

$25 General, $15 Students/Seniors

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