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Carnegie Hall Citywide: Billy Childs Quartet

October 22, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: FREE

Pianist, composer, and arranger Billy Childs has performed with an honor roll of jazz luminaries that includes Freddie Hubbard, J. J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, and Wynton Marsalis. A highly sought-after composer, his music has been performed by a wide range of artists in the worlds of jazz, classical, and pop, including Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, Renée Fleming, and Sting. As a recording artist, Childs has won multiple Grammy Awards; most recently, his album Rebirth won the 2018 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th St.,  New York, NY 10037

Harlem Jazz Series - Andrae Murchison

October 23, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $15

Andrae Murchison grew up surrounded by traditional gospel music at home and in church. He first experienced playing music at The United House of Prayer as a drummer alongside his grandfather’s lead vocals. The UHOP brass bands introduced him to the trombone around the age of nine. The power of the music touched his soul and was the beginning to his musical journey as a trombonist and composer. Since his arrival to New York City, he has performed with Roy Hargrove, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Skatalites, Gregory Porter, Monty Alexander, Ravi Coltrane and many more. Murchison tours the world as a successful sideman, and also leads his own ensemble called "Murch Church." So far, he has recorded and produced three albums as a leader. Murch's music is a mixture of southern blues, gospel, soul, jazz, reggae, and funk. His compositions document his journey, and is a honest testimony about where he comes from. In addition to performing, Murchison has served as a jazz clinician and low brass specialist at numerous institutions and communities around the world.

Featuring: Andrae Murchison - trombone

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 1pm-1:45pm

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

Shallow Brown; Thessalonia and The Free Sailor (Staged Reading)

October 26, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Staged Reading of "SHALLOW BROWN; Thessalonia and the Free Sailor."

Smuggling radical abolition documents and joining the Nat Turner rebellion is a family affair!

Virginia, 1829. Thessalonia, an enslaved tailor meets free sailor, Levi when he asks her to unpick the seams of his coat for the radical abolition papers sewed inside. From that moment, her life and love are inextricably entwined with anti-slavery rebels.

Written and directed by award-winning team: Vienna Carroll and Keith Johnston.

Sing sea shanties with the cast! Words provided.

Location: Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, New York, NY 10035

Harlem Jazz Series - Shirazette Tinnin

October 26, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

Drummer, Shirazette Tinnin was born and raised in North Carolina. Her early influences were gospel music, R&B and soul music.  Her stylistic influences would eventually expand into jazz, rock and music from many parts of the African diaspora. Currently residing in New York City, Shirazette was the house drummer for The Meredith Vieira Talk Show, Season 1 on NBC. Shirazette performs and tours frequently with premier bands and artists such as the Allan Harris Group, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Toshi Reagon, Women of the World Ensemble, Yuri Juarez, Queen Esther, Gabriel Algeria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Camille Thurman, Sydnee Winters, Natalie Douglass and many others.  Shirazette is also the leader of her own projects including the Shirazette and Sonic WallPaper Fusion Band (formally known as The Shirazette Experiment) and The Blue Popped Culture Trio. Shirazette is an active clinician, educator, mentor, composer, a certified personal trainer and published author. She is passionate about preserving the health, wellness, stamina and integrity of her craft. 

Featuring: Shirazette Tinnin - drummer

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

Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel

October 26, 2018 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: $25 

Join us for a concert celebrating #BlackGirlMagic and the alchemical power of music to move, affirm, liberate and uplift. Three women known for moving the crowd bring their artistry together for an evening of music, movement and visuals. DJ, percussionist and sound chemist Val Jeanty performs ‘VodouElectro’ with Sirene Dantor Oliyaya Rene. Called “a new American Badass” by Time Out New York, singer-producer Neycha returns to perform the rebel music acid hip-hop anthems for which she is perhaps best known from her three album discography coupled with a curated set of timely covers that examine music as the sanctuary we enter to rant, release and retune. DC born Ghanaian singer songwriter YahZarah, who has shared the stage with the Roots, Outcast and Lenny Kravitz, brings her electric, ceremonial healing powers of song full throttle performing from her four album body of work and new music!

Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, NY, NY 10031

Jazzmobile-Summerfest55-Tribute to Randy Weston

October 27, 2018 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: FREE. Please be sure to RSVP.

RANDY WESTON TRIBUTE featuring T.K. Blue, The Brianna Thomas Quintet, The Danny Mixon Quartet. Mistress of Ceremonies is Alyson Williams and more.

Lobby doors open at 1:30pm; Theater doors open at 2:30pm; pre-show starts at 2:45pm; concert begins at 3:00pm. General seating; first come, first serve.

Location: Aaron Davis Hall, 138 Convent Avenue at 135th Street, New York, NY 10031 

Chinese Warriors of Peking

October 27, 2018 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $45 $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat

An entertaining show for the whole family with some of the world’s greatest acrobats and undisputed masters of martial arts!

This new production is filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), to tell the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, the Chinese Warriors of Peking is culturally enriching.

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

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