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Randy Weston - Viewing & Homegoing Service (Funeral Service) Info

September 10, 2018 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Randy Weston’s presence and teaching will be forever remembered! Brooklyn’s jazz community will ensure his spirit lives on, as we pay tribute to his life in the years to come.

Bio: Randy Weston was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 6, 1926, to a Panamanian father and a mother originally from Virginia. Unlike many African Americans of his generation who acknowledged little connection between themselves and the mother continent, Weston proudly proclaimed himself an African from an early age, thanks largely to the influence of his father, Frank Edward Weston.

After contributing seven decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary.

Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. "Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest most inventive beat," states jazz critic Stanley Crouch, "but his art is more than projection and time; it's the result of a studious and inspired intelligence...an intelligence that is creating a fresh synthesis of African elements with jazz technique."

VIEWING: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
SERVICE: 4:00 -7:00 pm

Location: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025


Harlem Jazz Series - Yoichi Uzeki

September 11, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $15

A native of Tokyo, pianist, composer and arranger, Yoichi Uzeki received his bachelor's degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and his master's degree and the Sir Roland Hanna Award from Queens College, City University of New York. Yoichi played the piano on a historical recording session with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Ornette Coleman in 2010. This "For The Love of Ornette" CD is available world-wide. Currently, Yoichi has several own projects from trio to big band in the United States and Japan, and he is a music faculty at York College, City University of New York. He has performed in several ongoing projects by Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Oliver Lake, Jeff King, Webb Thomas, Carl Bartlett Jr., Hot Crescents (Co-led by Satoru Ohashi), and Battle Jazz Big Band of Japan, among others. His music and charts have performed by many
bands throughout the world. Additionally, he has performed with Pharoah Sanders, Terell Stafford, James Spaulding, Tim Warfield Jr., Craig Harris, Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Bobby Porcelli, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Lacy, Najee, Chanda Rule, Wolfgang Puschnig, and many more.

Featuring: Yoichi Uzeki - piano

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


Harlem Jazz Series - Jonathan Finlayson

September 14, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

Jonathan Finlayson has been recognized by the New York Times as "...an incisive and often surprising trumpeter," who is ...fascinated with composition." Finlayson is a disciple of the saxophonist/composer/
conceptualist, Steve Coleman, having joined his band Five Elements in 2000 at the age of 18. He is widely admired for his ability to tackle cutting-edge musical concepts with aplomb. Finlayson has performed and recorded in groups led by Craig Taborn and Henry Threadgill and played alongside notables such as Von Freeman, Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

Featuring: Jonathan Finlayson - trumpeter

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


Sousou Saturdays

September 15, 2018 11:30am - 3:00pm

Cost: $5 for adults; $3.00 for seniors and students (with ID); Free for CCADI Landmark members and children under 6 yrs old.

The SouSou! Saturdays program is inspired by the cooperative economic practice is known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as "Colecta", "Box Hand", "San", "Partna", or "Sou-Sou". We've borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a "cultural SouSou" for the community.

Families with kids ages 4-12, come and enjoy community, and learning, while making art, dance, music, and much more! . This season, we are delighted to be joined by Callaloo Kids, CCCADI’S newest artists-in-residence! Their entertaining style of puppet theater highlights a unique brand of cultural literacy and social awareness. 

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street
New York NY 10035 U.S.


Central Park Tango

September 15, 2018 6:00pm - 9:15pm

Cost: FREE

Central Park Tango - The Milonga is on Saturdays from 6-9:15pm from June through September.
The Tango goes on rain or shine. When it rains, the milonga moves to the Dairy. It is nearby just to the southwest, across the 65th Street Transverse. On Google Maps, search “central park dairy”

Visiting Central Park Tango - The simplest entrance is from the walkway between 66th and 67th St on Fifth Avenue. Keep walking west. Just before you reach East Dr (the Central Park ring road), listen for the Tango music. Follow that. On Google Maps, search “Shakespeare statue.”

Donation are appreciated. The organizers give a lot of their time and they do have some equipment costs. Most milongas in New York City charge $10-15 per person.

Watching the sun go down among the trees and walking home through Central Park is very romantic.

Central Park - Shakespeare Statue
Enter via the walkway between 66th and 67th St on Fifth Avenue.
New York NY U.S.


Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays

September 16, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost: FREE

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solar-gazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky. Sundays starting 5/27/2018 to 9/23/2018.

Pier 1
Riverside Park South at West 70th Street
New York NY U.S.  

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