Franz Hackl – Harlem Jazz Series

Franz Hackl – Harlem Jazz Series – Harlem Jazz Series – November 22, 2016 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
jahr-der-berge-ny-tt-smallFranz Hackl, trumpeter, composer and brass instrument maker is founder and artistic director of the Outreach Orchestra, Festival and Academy and leads his own group, Franz Hackl’s IDO Quartet His feed-forward approach, building on traditions and looking beyond the fashionable trend, leads to his distinctive style. As a trumpet player Franz has toured the international festival circuit and concert halls for over twenty years and performed in renown Jazz clubs like the Jazz Standard (as a leader), Blue Note, Birdland, and Sweet Basil to name a few. As a composer Franz was commissioned to write original music for the “Year of the Mountains” launch event at the United Nations for the opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, and has composed for numerous festivals and ensembles such as Tiroler Festspiele, Europ. Forum Alpbach, Klangspuren, Festival der Regionen and the Absolute Ensemble.
Featuring: Franz Hakcl – trumpet, fluglhorn, Ron Oswanski – piano, accordion, Mark Egan – bass, and Mino Cinelu – percussion
Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York NY 10037
1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
House doors open at 11:30am
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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