Carla Cook Quartet – Harlem Jazz Series

November 14, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

CARLA%20COOK%2019Carla Cook is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully — but she doesn’t stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you’d never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. This native Detroiter, who grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you’ll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. Cook has always eschewed labels, and refuses to become a jazz purist or snob. That willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, is what gives Cook her signature style. In 1999, Cook recorded her debut album, It’s All About Love. The CD enjoyed favorable reviews and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal in 2000. In 2000, Cook recorded her second album, Dem Bones and in 2002, she recorded Simply Natural, both for MAXJAZZ. Her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.

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

House doors open at 11am

Price: $15

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Vertoe – Luggage Storage

Looking for a place to store those extra bags/luggage while you explore NYC? Vertoe, a convenient luggage storage platform, will let you find the nearest location out of their tens of locations in New York City. The locations are easily accessible and it doesn’t take more than 3-4 minutes to drop off your bags. Bags cost $5.95 per bag per day (irrespective of the size of the bag), which is the most affordable and safest option in the city as they also give you a $1,000 Vertoe Guarantee on your booking. Check their pricing page for additional offers on weekly/monthly deals and bigger bookings. Use a coupon code ‘tourharlem’ to avail an additional 5% off! http://mvnt.us/m525596

Harlem Holiday Gospel Celebration

Website photo 2If you have never been to an authentic gospel concert, look no further. Welcome to Harlem is the tour company that will provide you with an unforgettable experience this holiday season!  

This one-hour holiday season Gospel Concerts will bring joy to your heart and soul.  Gospel music is a powerfully uplifting experience that everyone should experience.  We intend to have you toe-clapping, foot-stomping, and singing along with the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music that will fill the church on these two days.

Dates: December 23rd and 25th

Time: 11 am
House doors open at 10:00 am
Location: SELRES_ef5c0d0c-a05f-4b18-9960-2538fc5c6c99Mt. Olivet Baptist ChurchSELRES_ef5c0d0c-a05f-4b18-9960-2538fc5c6c99, 201 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Price: $20.00 – Children under 7 are free

 

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Strange Career of Jim Crow New York

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November 2, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem’s Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s.

Cost: FREE with RSVP. First come, first served. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Additionally, holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

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Schomburg Center First Fridays: “Afro-Beat” Edition

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November 3, 2017 at 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for our popular monthly social gathering, where there’ll be live music, signature drinks,  an  opportunity to network with others in the community. This month we’re celebrating the rich sounds of Afro-Beat music, birthed by Fela Ransome Kuti!

With our extended hours, Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. And don’t miss a special performance from a surprise guest!  In addition, we’re proud to announce that Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey will power First Fridays. A fitting partnership as First Fridays celebrates culturally relevant occasions through local talent and Jack Daniel’s is deeply connected with the community. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

Sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away!

Our host for the night will be Liz The Intl Diva aka Mama Sade, meanwhile, DJ Buka & DJ Don from the Muoka Mills Experience will spin Afro Beat tracks in our Langston Hughes Lobby, which will further enhance our theme of the evening.  You must be 21+ to enter. See you there! #FirstFridays   #Halloween

Cost: FREE – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
Eventbrite; $10 Admission will include two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

 

SAYERS & DOERS – in Harlem

Join us at SAYERS & DOERS in Harlem October 23, 2017 – 7PM. Four illustrious and eclectic speakers: NY Times chief film critic A.O. Scott, craft cocktail raconteur David Wondrich, National Book Award shortlister Masha Gessen (top 5 book in 2017-nonfiction) and Harlem’s own – Tiffany Dufu, the inspiring business leader. Tickets at www.sayersanddoers.com 

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Jay Rodriguez – Harlem Jazz Series

October 24, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy-nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger. He studied under a full scholarship at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, co-founded by Arnie Lawrence, who said, “Mr. Rodriguez is … a visionary… and a true light to hear and see.” Jay is the consummate artist; his resume reads like a Who’s Who of the music world. He has performed, produced recorded and/or arranged for a variety of artists and taught/lectured all over the world. Jay co-founded the NYC phenomenon, the Groove Collective, which influenced many modern hip hop and dance music bands.  Today’s performance is Soul Inflections – featuring new compositions for clarinet, flute and saxophones.

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

House doors open at 11am

Price: $15

 

The Fits – Black Girl Magic!

September 9, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows An 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team. Black Girl Magic! Celebrating the Superflyness of Black Women & Girls Music: DJ Natasha Diggs + live Black Girl Magic tribute curated by InJoy Enterprises.

FREE!

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

Marcus Garvey Park – 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US http://mvnt.us/m349450

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