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Harlem Jazz Series - Keith Witty

September 18, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $15

New York native, bassist Keith Witty has straddled the worlds of Hip-Hop, popular music forms, and Jazz’s Avante Garde in his young career. Before graduating in 2000 from Wesleyan University, he made his recording debut with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, followed by work in the bands of Guillermo E. Brown and David S. Ware. Keith’s first engagement with Ware was the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Sonny Rollins and Max Roach, with both legends in attendance. In 2007, Keith formally joined Ware's new quartet. That same year, he joined the touring band of Grammy-nominated singer and song-writer Amel Larrieux, with whom he has toured extensively. In 2010, Keith joined the band of acclaimed East African vocalist, Somi, and simultaneously, Keith has collaborated with some of the most innovative musicians of Jazz’s upcoming generation, playing in bands led by Matana Roberts, Taylor Ho Bynum, Pyeng Threadgill, and Jonathan Finlayson. A dedicated educator, Keith was the New York City Opera Education Program's composer-in-residence for 10 years.

Featuring: Keith Witty - bass

1st set: 12:00pm - 12:45pm (15 min break)
2nd set: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
House doors open at 11:30 am

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

September 18, 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Every Tuesday until Dec. 18, 2018

Cost: $7

On Tuesdays, Harlem swings!

Learn Harlem's most famous dance of the Lindy Hop! Bring a bottle of water and wear comfy shoes for some good cultural fun and a wonderful experience

Please note, individuals who are 18 yrs and younger will be admitted FREE of charge; children 12 yrs and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult. Thank you!

Location: Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center, 34 West 134th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Ave, New York NY 10037

Harlem Jazz Series - Roman Filiu

September 21, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

New York-based Roman Filiú has been a saxophonist, bandleader, composer for over 20 years. Born and raised in Santiago de Cuba, he has played, recorded, and toured worldwide with a variety of artists. Currently, a member of Henry Threadgill's Ensemble Double Up, and Roman leads several groups himself such as Quarteria, as well as the Roman Filiú Quartet. Among his many collaborations, Román has played in Chucho Valdés' Irakere, has been the musical director of David Murray´s Big Band and has played with outstanding musicians, Andrew Cyrille, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Steve Coleman, Dafnis Prieto, Milford Graves, Miguel Zenón, Doug Hammond, Nasheet Waits, Michele Rosewoman, Omara PorFtuondo, Marcus Gilmore, Lázaro Ross, Alain Pérez, Iván Melón Lewis, Román Díaz, Damion Reid, Pablo Milanés, Liberty Ellman, Stephan Crump, Pepe Rivero, Adam Rogers, Rez Abassi, Roy Hargrove, and Chano Domínguez to name a few. The musician has been a recipient of the Jazz Gallery Commission Series, the Langnau Jazz Fest Artist in Residence, the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Award, and the Lucas Artist Residency.

Featuring: Roman Filui - saxophone

First set: 7pm-7:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 8pm-8:45pm

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

You Can Run, but You Can't Hide, A Gospel Musical Stage P

September 22, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:15pm

Cost: $40 for adults; $35 for seniors.

Come and step into the private life of Grandma Taylor, her daughter, Bettie and her three grandchildren, Victoria, Kevin and Tiasha.

What happens when a mother raises her children in the church and as they grow up they struggle to find their own way? Will they remember right from wrong? Will a mother’s prayer be enough to save her children?

This play will take you on an emotional roller coaster...ups, downs, smiles, tears, but the ride ends with a praise! All aboard!

Location: Oberia D. Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street btwn Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds, NY, NY 10027

Mambo Legends Orchestra with special guest artist, Gilberto Santo Rosa

September 22, 2018 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: VIP $125; $85; $65; and $45

Palladium Era took place in the late 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s it was dedicated to the Big Band music. The famous Palladium Ballroom highlighted the Big Band Latin Orchestras and the creation of mambo and cha-cha dances took place at that time. These orchestras build the foundation of the tradition of Latin music not only in New York City but around the globe. Mambo Legends are paying tribute to this great era together with Gilberto Santa Rosa who has a deep respect for the artists and the orchestras of this special era of music making.

The former musicians of the Tito Puente Orchestra have come together as the Mambo Legends Orchestra. The Mambo Legends Orchestra brings all of its incredible musicians together under their new name to bring their music to an international audience and to further explore the music which they have been masters of playing for over 30 years. The Mambo Legends Orchestra is led by John ‘Dandy’ Rodriguez, Mitch Frohman and musically directed by Jose Madera, each having spent over 25 years working with Tito Puente.

Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468

September 23, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Join us on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the heart of Brooklyn!

THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™, presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together hundreds of thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun!

Share your Atlantic Antic™ experience online with the hashtag #AtlanticAntic
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This event is a family-friendly!

Location: Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic Avenue Between 4th Avenue to Hicks Street, Brooklyn NY

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