National Jazz Museum in Harlem Events | Oct. 2011

Article Contributed by National Jazz Museum | Published on Thursday, October 20, 2011

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 updates - new audio/video from many of events are available for those of you who can't attend in person or for those who have but want to savor the moment! We are in the process of expanding our programming and our membership. Don't miss this opportunity to join an organization that is making great strides. We want and need your input and support. Please join us.Jazz for Curious Listeners  
Lester Young: An American Visionary
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: NJMIH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE |For more information: 212-348-8300 Hosted by Loren Schoenberg 

New discoveries from the Savory Collection

 The Savory Collection find and acquisition of 100 hours of swing era music with, for instance, the Basie band at the height of their powers in 1938, with Lester Young creating masterpiece after improvisational masterpiece, is what Loren Schoenberg has called “the motherlode.” Selections from full broadcasts of the Basie band at the Famous Door and more will be shared in this last session of focus on the legendary tenor saxophone pioneer Lester Young.