Featuring the New Generation Festival Jazz Collective and the Urban Playground Chamber Ensemble, co-presented with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
This tribute by some of the most outstanding musical voices of today's NYC jazz renaissance recreates the vibes of Minton's Playhouse, the Lafayette Theater, the Savoy Ballroom and beyond. Drawing on the rich musical past of Harlem, from Blues to Bebop headlining night reincarnates the iconic roots of artists like James P. Johnson, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, through to Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. The performance culminates in a specially-arranged commission for string orchestra.
Take a ride on this night of pit stops through Harlem's jazz history for a high-energy evening of blues and swing!
$10 suggested donation, limited seating available.
Led by Dominick Farinacci, trumpet
Patrick Bartley Jr., saxophone/clarinet
Shenel Johns, vocals
Michela Marino Lerman, tap percussion
Jonathan Michel, bass
Mathis Picard, piano
Kyle Poole, drums
Christian Tamburr, vibes
Narration and spoken word by Orlando Watson
& Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra
performing a specially-commissioned original composition and arrangement by Steven Feifke