Today, Meshell Ndegeocello releases her highly anticipated new album Weather on Naïve Records. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco), Weather has already been hailed by critics at the New York Times and NPR as one of the Meshell’s finest records in 20 years. Meshell will also be hitting the road this month for a full U.S.
As we spring towards winter, the National Jazz Museum in Harleminvites you to discussions, live performances, and jazz on film that will impress, inspire, and move you from head to toe. For Harlem Speaks, our flagship public program now over seven years in the running, we feature discussions with tenor saxophonist Billy Harper (at the New School for Jazz) and Maestro Maurice Peress (at the museum’s Visitors Center).
Come immerse yourself in the recordings and film footage of Lester "Pres" Young, whose influence as an improviser and stylist in jazz is only matched by icons of jazz such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker (whom he influenced), and John Coltrane.You'll also learn about his life, and hear excerpts from interviews, as Loren Schoenberg and other jazz experts provide a rounded picture of Lester Young as a man, a legend, and an artist of first rank.Be sure to check our website for regular updat
Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell and Obie-winning experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison recently premiered “The Great Flood,” - an electrifying, soulful, and thought provoking 75-minute multimedia work of original music and film inspired by the 1927 Mississippi River floods.
John and Debi Medeski have finally realized a two-year long goal of bringing these very special representatives of a disappearing culture all the way from the rainforest of Ecuador to the mountains of upstate New York. We are blessed by the presence of three elders and healers and their guide who has been living amongst and studying with them for many years.
Jazz for Curious Listeners
Lester Young: An American Visionary
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: NJMH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300
Hosted by Loren Schoenberg
The Count Basie Years