Reach Week in NYC 2017 – 10th Anniversary and CD Releases

September 24, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy & New Hope for the World Ministries (NHWM) celebrates Reach Week in NYC 10th Anniversary with a power-packed concert & release of his brand new CD at the World Famous Apollo Theater. The music is fresh, progressive, soulful, and sure to make you want to clap, shout, and wave your hands. Further, the concert/CD will feature National Recording Artist Pastor Beverly Crawford as special guest. Get ready as she leads the choir in “Ya Gotta’ Know Jesus!” With an international choir, & full band consisting of the Hammond B3, drums, horn section, keyboards, bass and lead guitars, this group is ready to raise the roof. YOU won’t be disappointed!

Reach Week commemorates 10 years of outreach.  With Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy at the helm, NHWM leads the fight against HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and the many health disparities that plague our communities. Your presence will be a win-win!

Cost: $40.

Location
Apollo Theater, 
253 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027 US

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Rituals of Peace – Elektra Kurtis and The Ensemble Elektra

ELEKTRA
September 19, 2017 – 7:30pm – 9:15pm
In September 2017, violinist/composer, Elektra Kurtis joins her Ensemble Elektra to bring their Rituals for Peace concert series to New York City, for performances that showcase the violinist’s unique blending of musical and cultural styles. Kurtis, whose music is described as “profound yearning, ecstatic wailing and an aching beauty” (All About Jazz), brings a sonic language that reflects her Greek origins, musical upbringing in Poland, and further studies in Finland.

Rituals for Peace will be performed at NYC’s Cornelia Street Cafe on September 5, and at Symphony Space on September 19 . The concert series, which culminates at the Symphony Space event, explores the intersections of classical and jazz traditions, equally drawing from music of Polish, Greek and Arabic origins.

The events will feature world premiere performances of Kurtis’ works Wholetone

Games and Hera. In addition to building bridges through music, the performers will invite audience members to participate in live communal “rituals for peace.”

Elektra Kurtis, violin

Curtis Stewart, violin

Lefteris Bournias, clarinet

Bradley Jones, bass

Reggie Nicholson, drums

Cost: $27; $30 Day of Show; Seniors, Students, Children $15.
Location:
Symphony Space – Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York NY 10025 US

Prophets of Rage

September 12, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. So it’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets of Rage to combat the coming storm, whatever it may be.

While the fierce independence and enduring influence of their collective lineage is nearly impossible to overstate, these creative kindred spirits knew immediately this was a different beast. Set for release in September of 2017, Prophets of Rage, their explosive, self-titled debut LP, exemplifies the band’s commitment to creating a more decent and humane world.

Cost: $39.50 to $511.00 per ticket.

 Location

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Rituals of Peace – Elektra Kurtis and The Ensemble Elektra

Elektra KurtisSeptember 5, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In September 2017, violinist/composer Elektra Kurtis joins her Ensemble Elektra to bring their Rituals for Peace concert series to New York City, for performances that showcase the violinist’s unique blending of musical and cultural styles. Kurtis, whose music is described as “profound yearning, ecstatic wailing and an

aching beauty” ( All About Jazz ), brings a sonic language that reflects her Greek origins, musical upbringing in Poland, and further studies in Finland.

Rituals for Peace will be performed at NYC’s Cornelia Street Cafe on September 5, and at Symphony Space on September 19 . The concert series, which culminates at the Symphony Space event, explores the intersections of classical and jazz traditions, equally drawing from music of Polish, Greek and Arabic origins.

The events will feature world premiere performances of Kurtis’ works Wholetone

Games and Hera. In addition to building bridges through music, the performers will invite audience members to participate in live communal “rituals for peace.” Elektra Kurtis, violin;  Curtis Stewart, violin;  Lefteris Bournias, clarinet;  Bradley Jones, bass;  Reggie Nicholson, drums

Cost: $10 cover and $10 minimum.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street New York NY 10014 U.S.

Little Dragon

Little dragon.pngAugust 31, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm  

Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic music band, Little Dragon is taking the stage at the Apollo. The band will be playing music from its long-awaited album, Season High, the first new music since the group’s acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband.

Cost: $74 to $267  per person.

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027

Jazzmobile – Sonny Fortune Quartet – SummerFest Closing Concert

Sonny_Fortune_Quartet_-_Jazzmobile_-_August_30_2017August 30, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins, and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy – but well-deserved – for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard. “Of all of Trane’s lasting contributions, perhaps the greatest to the future of improvised music was his example of spiritual integrity and physical drive. Sonny blows with both.” – Howard Mandel

Cost: FREE!

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

Great Jazz on the Great Hill 2017

August 5, 2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Bring a picnic, blanket, and dancing shoes for the 10th rendition of this fun event! Co-presented with Jazzmobile, Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting. This event is free. Tickets are not required.

Performances by:

The Jimmy Heath Big Band
Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath takes the stage with his 14-piece swinging big band. Heath is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.

The Allan Harris Band
International award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris has been described as having a “formidable baritone [voice] with… husky edges and
deep resonant low notes.” His performances cover ballads reminiscent of Nat King Cole and swinging Frank Sinatra standards.

Matthew Whitaker Trio
A 16-year-old organist and pianist, Matthew Whitaker first began playing music at the age of three, taught himself the Hammond B3 organ at the age of nine, and four years later became the youngest artist endorsed by Hammond. His artistic resume is outstanding for any young musician; for a blind musician, it is even more impressive.

…and other special guests

Location Details
Great Hill – Central Park

West 106th Street and Central Park West
New York NY 10025 US

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble

August 27, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Gospel – Led by the former lead singer of the internationally known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble

August 20, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

African Cuban Caribbean Jazz – Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble is a Caribbean jazz band with an international mindset. Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Jazz in the Valley – 17th Annual Celebration of America’s Music – August 20, 2017


FEATURING

Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb and David Williams; Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators; Neil Clarke and the Mongo Santamaria Centennial Project; Jeff “Siege” Siegel Setext; and the Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble.

 

Join us on our own Metro North train car that departs from Grand Central at 9:43 am; and from 125th Street and Park Avenue at 9:54 am, and will leave us just steps from the venue.  100 people using the train guarantees our own private car and that’s the goal!!!

Cost of the trip is $65 and includes transportation and entry to the festival.

Make your payment by pay pal to healingmesoftly@yahoo.com

The festival is held rain or shine since there is a pavilion covering the main stage.  Food can be purchased in the park, and there are also vendors at

Join us and express yourself in the style and fashion of the seventies.  Whether as a Black Panther, Disco King or Queen, Black Nationalist or Harry the Hippie or that Hippie Chick.  The seventies offered a wide variety of styles.  Break out that apple jack and join in the fun.

Please share this information with your family and friends and on your social networks.  Remember 100 people, and we have our own private car.

 Here is the link to the site if you would like more information:

 http://jazzinthevalleyny.org/