Jazzmobile – Jeremy Pelt

August 4, 2017 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre’s greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Pelt…maintains a consistent forward momentum.. while he transmits a modern-day sense of urgency with his songs. more » Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Winard Harper, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, John Hicks, Charli Persip, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Bobby Short, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, Nancy Wilson and The Skatalites, to name a few. Pelt frequently performs alongside such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard.

Pelt frequently performs alongside such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Duke Ellington Big Band, and is a member of the Lewis Nash Septet and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes. As a leader, Pelt has recorded ten albums and has toured globally with his various ensembles, appearing at many major jazz festivals and concert venues.

Pelt’s recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, “Make Noise!” (Highnote rec. 2017).


Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10027 US

Jazzmobile – TK Blue – 32nd Precinct

August 1, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

T.K. Blue has worked constantly in a wide range of musical setting. He was musical director, arranger and composer with the Spirit of Life Ensemble at the world famous jazz club called Sweet Basil in NYC. He also formed a band with James Weidman called TaJa. They released their debut CD, Live At Birdland.

T.K.’s first stateside debut, Introducing Talib Kibwe was released on the Evidence label. Coupled with his masterful facility on saxophones and flutes, compositional insight and recording experiences, T.K. is among the new breed of artist-educators fully prepared to carry the message of jazz to students of all ages.

T.K. Blue began a long term relationship with NYC based Arkadia Jazz, which released two of his projects: Another Blue and Eyes Of The Elders. A third project was recorded but never released called The Tide Of Love. Arkadia’s founder Bob Karcy comments “ T.K. is a major talent with both his playing and compositional ideas. I’m impressed by the lyricism in his soloing, even when playing at a very high energy level. I think he has a unique and very contemporary sound that comes from the past and looks to the future.”  In 2004 T.K. Blue had the extreme pleasure and privilege of joining The Jazz Expressions, which was the backup band for NEA JAZZ MASTER and vocal legend Little Jimmy Scott. Blue worked with Jimmy for close to 10 years until his passing. They made several tours and recordings.

Cost: FREE

Location: 32nd Precinct – N.Y.P.D.

West 135th St. betw Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds
New York NY 10030 U.S.

Jazzmobile – Houston Person

Jazzmobile – Houston Person

August 2, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

In the 1990s, Houston Person kept the soulful thick-toned tenor tradition of Gene Ammons alive, particularly in his work with organists. After learning piano as a youth, Person switched to tenor. While stationed in Germany with the Army, he played in groups that also included Eddie Harris, Lanny Morgan, Leo Wright, and Cedar Walton. Person picked up valuable experience as a member of Johnny Hammond’s group (1963-1966) and became a bandleader in the following years, often working with singer Etta Jones. A duo recording with Ran Blake was a nice change of pace, but most of Person’s playing has been done with blues-oriented organ groups. He recorded a consistently excellent series of albums for Muse, eventually switching to HighNote Records for 2006’s You Taught My Heart to Sing, 2007’s Thinking of You, and 2008’s Just Between Friends, which featured bassist Ron Carter. Released in 2012, Naturally, recorded at the famed Van Gelder Recording Studio, teamed Person with Cedar Walton on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. He quickly returned with the similarly inclined 2013 effort Nice ‘n’ Easy, followed a year later by The Melody Lingers On. Person then delivered the rootsy and soulful Something Personal in 2015. In 2016, the saxophonist once again paired with bassist Carter for the duo album Chemistry.

Cost: FREE

Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Drive and 122nd Street
New York NY 10027 US

Black Europe Film Series

July 28 – July 30, 2017 – Various times

Black people have been residing in European countries for a long time. According to the Afro-Europe web site “it is generally known that during the Muslim era of the Iberian Peninsula (from the 8th century AD until the 15th century AD) people with dark skin were part of daily life [in Europe].” The Afro-Europe website is rich in information about the African presence in Europe dating back to the 13th century.

The Afro-European film production is as rich and complex as the populations it depicts. Stories explore the colonial past of Europe as well as other historic moments that marked the arrival and presence of Black people on the old continent.

In contemporary Europe, Afro-Europeans are more and more present at many levels of society. From police officers, transportation employees up to ministers and members of political parties, Afro-Europeans have gained in visibility and power.

How do these men and women of color live in Europe today? This is an intriguing question with perhaps multiple answers.
Join us to explore the multiple realities of Black life in Europe during ADIFF’s Black Europe Film Series at Teachers College, Columbia University July 28 to 30.

Friday, July 28
7pm – Papa’s Song

Saturday, July 29
2pm – Waalo Fendo
3:30pm – Otomo
5:30pm – Gurumbe
7:30pm – Time & Judgment

Sunday, July 30
1pm – Night of Destiny
3pm – Josephine Baker & Paris Noir
5:30pm – Mariannes Noires – Q&A

Cost: Prices vary. Please our website for the schedule and ticket prices.

Contact: Diarah N’Daw-Spech
Phone: 2128641760

More Info: http://www.nyadiff.org/category/17_blackeurope/

Location Details
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States

Coquí Club: Imagine That!

August 2, 2017 9:30am – 12:00pm

Learn, play, explore, and grow at El Museo’s bilingual program for our tiniest visitors. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month as we embark on an adventure to discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Coquí Club provides a fun and active way to explore El Museo and enjoy creative themes together. Program length: 60 minutes.

Recommended for children ages 1-4 and their caregivers. No reservations required, first come first served. Dress for a mess!

FIRST SESSION: 9:30am-10:30am; SECOND SESSION: 11:00am-12:00pm. Program length: 60 minutes.

Please note, this program is not for groups.  To view our offerings for preschool classes, visit our group visits page.

Cost: Free

Location Details
El Museo del Barrio New York

1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York NY 10029 US

Jazzmobile – Antoine Roney

July 26, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Along with being a world-renowned accomplished tenor and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist, Antoine Roney is the composer of 30 works for film and festivals from Turkey, Israel, Europe, West Africa and Asia. He has played with and has studied under the tutelage of many of the great Jazz musicians of our time such as Jackie McLean, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter, Pharaoh Saunders, Clifford Jordan, Herman “Jr.” Cook, George Coleman, Ornette Coleman and many others. His career spans over three and a half decades. He was [more recently] the composer for “Bringing in da Spirit,” a twelve-time, award-winning documentary on African-American midwifery. Antoine has worked with jazz greats such as Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Clifford Jordan, Ted Curson, John Patton, Rashied Ali, Arthur Taylor, Jesse Davis, Ravi Coltrane, Michael Carvin, Wallace Roney, Cindy Blackman, Freddie Hubbard, Geri Allen, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones and has released 5 recordings as a leader. He is currently a member of “The Electric Miles Band” Co-led by Miles Davis lum Vince Wilburn, Jr., Darrell Jones, and Babe Irving III. He has also worked with Will Calhoun (Living Color) on the “Elvin Jones Project” and works and tours with duo, trio, and quartet projects of his own. Some of his recent projects include working with guitarist, William “Spaceman” Patterson; organist, Greg Lewis; and his prodigy son, Kojo Roney. Says Roney, “the collaboration with these guys is very creative and explosive! With many different elements of music!!”

Cost: FREE

Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Drive and 122nd Street
New York NY 10027 US

The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

July 25, 2017 – July 30, 2017 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm

The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival will showcase over 60 films from July 25th to July 30th; the best in Dominican cinema to our New York City audiences. Opening night will be held at the United Palace Theater.

The Dominican Film Festival celebrates the best in Dominican Cinema with the goal to enrich the artistic experience of New York’s diverse cultural audience.

The Dominican Film Festival’s mission is to promote the new generation of Dominican filmmakers as well as the established one, its film industry, and to strengthen the vital and expanding economic and cultural relationship with the United States.

We also aim to keep New York City audiences informed about the Dominican Cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of this country, as treated by the film makers, through the subjects and aesthetic approach they focus on.

Note: The films will be shown at various locations. Please check our website for the schedule and locations.

Cost: $15 to $199. Ticket prices vary for individuals, companies/families, art/film students and VIPs.

Contact: Dominican Film Festival

More Info: http://www.dominicanfilmfestival.com 

Location Details
United Palace Theater

4140 Broadway between 175th and 176th Streets
New York NY 10033 US

Movie Night at the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

July 27, 2017 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Who you gonna call? Celebrating the totally awesome 80’s in film, come enjoy an evening film on the grounds of the Mansion. Free and open to the public!

Cost: FREE

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace btwn 160th and 162nd and Edgecombe Avenue
New York NY 10032 US


Summer Of Music: We Like It Like That Screening

July 17, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Summer of Music: We Like it Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo

7:00pm – Tribute by DJ Laylo will be spinning Latin Boogaloo, Afro-Cuban and Latin Soul, Salsa and Fania Records.

8:30pm – “We Like It Like That” (film) – Mathew Ramirez Warren, 2015, 81 min

Boogaloo is a vibrant sound that originated on the streets of New York in the 1950s and ’60s. This fascinating piece of musical history is told through rare concert footage and visits to the old neighborhood with living legends Johnny Colon, Bobby Marin, and Joe Bataan.

St. Nicholas Park at 135th St. Plaza & St. Nicholas Ave. Lawn chairs permitted. Rain Location: Maysles Cinema, 348 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets.

St. Nicholas Park
St. Nicholas Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY US


Twelfth Night

Bryant Park - Upper Terrace

July 28–30, 2017 | Friday and Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM

All is not what it seems in this cross-dressing comedy. Lost travelers Viola and brother Sebastian chaotically search for each other after ending up ashore with hilarious results.

Cost: FREE

Bryant Park

41 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

Website/More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/all-the-great-and-free-performances-coming-to-bryant-park-this-summer-041817?cid=eml~US_NYC~NL~1401104390~~Title~