Harlem Jazz Series – “Sweet” Lee Trio

July 17, 2018 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

“Sweet” Lee Odom has been playing clarinet for years, along with other woodwind instruments, including flute and bass clarinet. A native of North Carolina, Lee ventured to New York City in 2011 where she quickly found her way into various musical communities. First, she studied the music industry then clarinet performance at Appalachian State University. The music by Sweet Lee and her accompanying bands has been sending lighting vibes throughout the boroughs of New York. With a fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical, and free improvisation, “Sweet” Lee keeps the groove groovin’.

Featuring:

Lee Odom – sax, Alexis Marcelo – piano, and Larry Roland – bass

1st set: 12pm – 12:45pm (15 min break)
2nd Set: 1pm – 1:45pm.
House doors open at 11:30 am

Price: $15

Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027

More Info: http://harlemjazzboxx.com

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ImageNation presents: Music and Film: “Whose Streets?”

July 23, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm

6:00 PM – MUSIC: Family friendly R&B/Soul and conscious Hip Hop by DJ Mike

8:00 PM – Film: Whose Streets? Directed by Sabaah Folayan, 100 min., USA. Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park – Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10027

More Info: http://www.imagenation.us/

ImageNation presents: Film: Fences

July 20, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

2018 ImageNation Outdoors

6:00 PM – Musical performance: TBD
8:00 PM or sundown- Film: Fences

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

Cost: FREE

St. Nicholas Park – Great Lawn
St. Nicholas Avenue at West 128th St to West 141st St
New York NY

More Info: http://www.imagenation.us/

 

 

Harlem Jazz Series – Craig Harris and Friends – STAND UP AND RESIST

The Summer of 1968 was one of PROTEST. Fifty years later, we are politically in the same place. To honor the Summer of 2018, we present STAND UP AND RESIST, a series of Friday evening concerts featuring Craig Harris and Friends. Craig will be joined by many of the artists who performed during the last four years for the Harlem Jazz Series.

Join us for three exceptional early evening performances on July 6th, July 13th and July 20th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We are offering these concerts as FUNDRAISERS! Please donate generously and support Harlem Jazz Boxx as we continue our mission to bring live and creative music to Harlem.

 

 

 

 

On Friday, July 13th at 7:00pm, the following artists will be performing:

Carla Cook – VOCALS
Latasha Natasha Diggs – POET
James Brandon Lewis – SAX
Adam Klipple – PIANO
Calvin Jones – BASS
Craig Harris – TROMBONE
with special guest speaker Abiodun Oyewole

1st set: 7:00pm – 7:45pm (15 min break)
2nd Set: 8:00pm – 8:45pm
House doors open at 6:30pm

Suggested donation: $20 or more

Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

New York State’s “Summer Stage in Harlem”

July and August 2018 – Every Thursday

Live performances every Thursday. See you there!

Cost: FREE

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building

163 West 125th Street
New York, NY
More Info: https://summerstageinharlem.org/

 

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018

July 14, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh. Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world.

There will be three (3) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs an NY Region.

The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on eight (8) grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival. The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures. We will also be selling Beer, Wine and special beverages during the event.

Grand Marshall & Master of Ceremonies: We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following: The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event

The Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Culture, Education and trade initiatives for Africa) in conjunction with Go Africa LLC, Go Africa Health, LLC, Go Caribbean Inc, Go Africa News, LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., The NYS African Chamber of Commerce & The African Union Expo, LLC. is hosting this one-day street festival.

Cost: FREE

Harlem
116th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue)
New York NY

 

Classical Theater of Harlem – Antigone

July 7 – 29, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

A young man’s body lies mangled in the street, unburied by official edict. The people of Thebes avert their eyes, turning instead to a new leader who vows to restore order in the city at any cost. But when one girl cannot look away, she breaks faith with everything she has known in order to set things right. An investigation of moral imperative, this daring new adaptation by Zora Howard forces us to question our own stake in the struggle between collective duty and individual consequence.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: www.cthnyc.org

 

Partyup: A Prince Tribute!

June 10, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Purple Army … come prepared to party. This funky tribute to the incomparable performer known as Prince celebrates his 60th birthday, honoring “His Royal Badness” with Partyup’s glorious renditions of the star’s funk, pop and rhythm and blues hits, alongside spoken word poetry, costumes, multimedia, choreography and performance art. Expect to hear everything from “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “1999” and “If I Was Your Girlfriend” to “Housequake,” “Adore” and so many more. More than just a live musical tribute show, be there when Partyup tells Prince’s musical journey with narration of some of his most iconic funk and soul jams at the Harlem Ideal Events and Community Centre as part of the New York Black Arts Festival.

Cost: VIP: $40.00, Adult: $35.00, Senior: $30.00, Youth $15.00

Harlem Community Events Center
228 East 125th Street btwn Third and Second Avenues
New York New York 10035

More Info: http://www.newyorkblackartsfestival.org

James Stewart Quartet – Harlem Jazz Series

June 12, 2018 – 12pm

James Stewart was born in Trenton, New Jersey and began playing the clarinet and alto saxophone in middle school, adding the tenor saxophone and flute in his high school years under the direction of the late Thomas Gryce (brother of George General or GiGi Gryce.) James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from New Jersey City University in 1980, and over the years has performed with Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim, Frank Foster, Randy Weston, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Danny Mixon, Oliver Lake, Gloria Gaynor, The Lionel Hampton Big Band, The Temptations, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. James has recorded with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Oliver Lake, an NPR broadcast with Randy Weston, and Danny Mixon. James recently retired from teaching for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Featuring:

James Stewart – sax/flute
Noriko Kamo – piano
Beldon Bullock – bass
George Gray – drums

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

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

Tommy Campbell Tea-Trio – Harlem Jazz Series

June 5, 2018 – Noon 

Tommy Campbell grew up outside of Philadelphia steeped in a musical environment, permeated with the notes of his father, an organist and singer, and his uncle, Jimmy Smith, the renowned Hammond B-3 virtuoso. Tommy attended the Berklee College of Music where he majored in instrumental performance (1979) and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998. Campbell’s long tenure with Dizzy began in the late 70’s, and continued through the 80’s and 90’s, and concluded with a personal jam session with the renowned master several months before Gillespie’s passing in January1993. Tommy has been inspired by legendary drummers such as Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, the late greats Art Blakey and Tony Williams. Mr. Campbell has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Jazz’s leading talents, performing as a regular member with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John McLaughlin, The Manhattan Transfer, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Jordan, Tania Maria, Gary Burton, and a host of other Jazz greats. Tommy’s intelligent, exciting and stylistically authentic drumming has established him as a leading member of a new generation of Jazz Masters.

Featuring:

Paul Bollenbeck – guitar
Essiet Okon Essiet – bass
Tommy Campbell – drums

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

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

Greater Calvary Baptist Church – 43-55 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027


Tommy Campbell