Tulivu Cumberbatch – Harlem Jazz Series

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Tulivu Cumberbatch – November 18, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Ms. Cumberbatch is a native of Brooklyn and has toured extensively in such places as the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, West Africa, Russia, Japan, and the United States. She has worked extensively with trumpeter Hannibal Loukumbe as the featured vocalist in two of his symphonies and also performed his suite “Fannie Lou Hamer” with the Kronos Quartet and “Love Poems to God” with dancer/choreographer, Dianne McIntyre and his ensemble. Ms. Cumberbath has performed with John Hicks, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Diedre Murray, Lonni Plaxico, Onaje-Alan Gumbs, Curtis Lundy, Cecil Brooks III, Steve Wilson, Andy Bey, Al Harewood, Cecil Payne, and Romero Lubambo, to name a few. She currently works with the Baritone Saxophones, the Ray Abrams Big Band, the Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, and her own Magnificent Trio. Ms. Cumberbatch has produced three recordings on Ki-Ki Records and is soon to release the recording “Seasoned Elegance.” (www.tulivu.com)

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church 59 West 137th Street, New York NY 10037
1st set: 7pm – 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8pm – 8:45pm
House doors open at 6:30pm
Price: $15

Jorge Sylvester – Harlem Jazz Series

Friday, November 11, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

jorge%20sylvester-smallA unique innovator in the idiom of creative music, Jorge Sylvester’s sound is reminiscent of another time in jazz history when artists like Dolphy and Ornette were exploding on the scene and experimenting with concepts that would ultimately revolutionize music at large. A throwback to the future, Mr. Sylvester has been on the cutting edge of that scene since 1980 when he first came to New York City. His blend of African-Caribbean rhythms with new music is what gives Sylvester his distinguished voice. An impressive composer and arranger, Sylvester has performed with Stefon Harris, Rodney Kendrick, Karl Berger, the David Murray Big Band, poet Sekou Sundiata, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, the Oliver Lake Big Band, Kuumba Frank Lacy’s Vibe Tribe, the Next Legacy Orchestra, Joe Bowie’s Defunkt Big Band and Nora McCarthy, with whom he also co-leads several groups, namely The ConceptualMotion Orchestra and A Small Dream In Red. Mr. Sylvester performs frequently and conducts workshops through out the United States teaching his unique approach to composition using Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

1st set: 7pm – 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8pm – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $15

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

59 West 137th Street

New York NY 10037

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Bruce Williams – Harlem Jazz Series

Bruce Williams – Harlem Jazz Series

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Buce Williams 2.jpgAlto saxophonist Bruce Williams hails from Washington D.C. and has been on the New York scene for 25 years. Bruce is one of the most in demand alto sax stylist and section player currently working. He has performed with a diverse list of artists including long relationships with the World Saxophone Quartet, Charles Tolliver, Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Hargrove,  Frank Foster, Jimmy Scott,  Stanley Cowell, Buster Williams,  and Steve Turre. Bruce has a style that is described as warm, powerful, soulful, and electric.

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church – 59 West 137th Street, NY NY 10037

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

“What is the Soundtrack to Harlem’s Future?”


November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

“What is the Soundtrack to Harlem’s Future?” A Harlem Stage Think Tank Event – Calling all Harlem residents, artists, scholars and activists. Join us for an interactive evening of dynamic dialogue, performance and engagement as we explore community, gentrification, music and the future of Harlem as the inaugural cohort of the Harlem Stage Think Tank presents their creative responses to the question “What is the Soundtrack to Harlem’s Future?” The Harlem Stage Think Tank is a vibrant community of diverse minds including artists, scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs, activists, Harlem residents and audience members brought together to explore a field of inquiry around one central question.

The Harlem Stage Think Tank Event will have a specialty menu of light bites and beverages and will be followed by a DJ dance party. For more info: http://bit.ly/2b6IGmK

Cost: FREE

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue at 135th Street
New York, NY 10031

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Bob Stewart – Harlem Jazz Series

Bob Stewart – Harlem Jazz Series

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bob Stewart.jpgOver the last 40 years Bob Stewart has established himself as both an innovative tuba player and equally creative jazz educator. As a band leader, recording artist, and featured soloist Mr. Stewart’s playing has been featured on over 80 recordings.  He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charlie Haden, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, Lester Bowie, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Arthur Blythe, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, David Murray, Chaka Khan, Dap Kings, and Aretha Franklin to name a few. While concertizing and touring both in the United States and internationally, Bob Stewart, a Grammy Nominated Tubist, maintains a faculty position as professor of Jazz History at The Juilliard School.  In 2012, Mr. Stewart established “The Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition” to inspire tuba players to lead their own ensembles, helping to establish new tuba repertoire. Mr. Stewart’s newest release is CONNECTIONS – Mind the Gap.

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church – 59 West 137th Street New York NY 10037

1st set: 7pm – 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $15

Craig Harris featuring David Murray – Harlem Jazz Series – October 28, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. During the past 35 years, from the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student, playing in a walkup loft, in 1975, David has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-david-murrary-2fueled streak. He has released over 150 albums under his own name. Yet more impressive than the numbers is the constancy of two abiding achievements: as a tenor saxophonist, he has perfected an instantly recognizable approach to improvisation that even in its freest flights acknowledges the gravity of a tradition he honors more than most; and he has altered the context for his improvisations as an infinite mosaic of musical challenges and explorations. David Murray goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz, and he is now contributing to the rise of many young talents acclaimed by the critics.

Featuring:

David Murray – saxophone

Craig Harris – trombone

Adam Klipple – piano

Calvin Jones – bass

Tony Lewis – drums

 1st set: 7pm – 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $15

Darius Jones – Harlem Jazz Series – October 25, 2016 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm


Darius Jones
is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. He comes from a diverse musical background, which led to his unique and soulful approach to music. His repertoire includes compositions and performances in electro-acoustic music, chamber ensembles; contemporary and avant-garde jazz groups, modern dance performances, and multi-media events. Darius has collaborated with other artists including Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host, Oliver Lake Big Band, William Parker’s Essence of Ellington, Eric Revis Quartet, Trevor Dunn’s Proof Readers, Nasheet Waits “Equality” Quartet, Bill McHenry, Elliott Sharp, James Carter, Jason Moran, Andrew Cyrille, Ryan Sawyer, Angelica Sanchez, Yo La Tengo, Beans, Brandford Marsalis, Chad Taylor, Sean Conly, Alex Harding, Sun Ra Arkestra, Shazhad Ismaily, Aruan Ortiz, Fay Victor, and many more. Darius’ 2012 release, Book of Mæ’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) was listed among NPR’s Best Top 10 Jazz Albums of that year.

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York, NY

More Info: http://bit.ly/2d81fbd

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