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National Jazz Museum in Harlem Jan. 10 – Jan. 16, 2011 Schedule

January 6, 2011

  To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo,

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
104 East 126th Street, #2C
New York, NY 10035
212 348-8300



National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16, 2011


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jazz for Curious Listeners
Christian McBride Hosts: My Musical Heroes
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Maysles Institute
343 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
Donations Suggested| For more information: 212-348-8300
Christian’s Subject: Rare Clips of his Favorite Artists

This special edition of Jazz for Curious Listeners, at the Maysles Institute (where we hold monthly sessions), is not to be missed. One of the world’s greatest bassists, and the museum’s own Director Christian McBride, will share clips of his favorite artists from deep within his archives, covering a wide variety of musical genres and styles, all with a jazz denominator. A major collector as well as a brilliant musician, McBride is one of the most engaging and interesting hosts around – come and bring someone with you.

The month-long sessions with Christian are always filled to capacity, so make sure to arrive early!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jazz at the Players
Etienne Charles
Location: The Players
(16 Gramercy Park S. |  
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$20 | Reservations:
reservations@theplayersnyc.org <mailto:reservations@theplayersnyc.org> or 212-475-6116

Etienne Charles – Trumpet & Percussion
Sullivan Fortner Jr. – Piano
Ben Williams – Bass

Tonight promises to be a fun, soulful night of music in an elegant setting. Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Etienne Charles has become a favorite of those attending live National Jazz Museum in Harlem performances. Why? Here’s what pianist Marcus Roberts has to say about him:

“Etienne Charles exhibits both an authentic preservation of the music of his native culture of Trinidad as a composer and bandleader, while broadening our scope of understanding through the collaborative sound of American jazz as it meets new colors, new textures, and new motifs across the world. It will certainly bring more of our public into the jazz audience.”

His bandmates are two of the most acclaimed young talents on the international scene today – come and experience for yourself, and bring a friend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Harlem Speaks
Steven Bernstein, Trumpeter
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: NJMH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300
Steven Bernstein is a trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer whose music always swings and can only be described as living outside of musical convention. He has recently released three critically acclaimed CDs – Diaspora Soul, Diaspora Blues (featuring the Sam Rivers trio), and Diaspora Hollywood. All three are on John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

His band Sex Mob has been together since 1995 touring the world, won numerous awards, and has had their music featured on MTV, Saturday Night Live and NPR. Sexotica, recorded for Thirsty Ear’s Blue series, and produced by Good and Evil is their most recent release. Their previous recording, Dime Grind Palace (Ropeadope), features legendary trombonist Roswell Rudd.

His nine-piece ensemble, the Millennial Territory Orchestra, recently released their debut recording, MTO Vol. 1 on Sunnyside records. MTO was formed in 1999 for a series of Midnight shows at Tonic, and spent a year and a half long residency at the Jazz Standard. Bernstein also arranged and co-produced Baby Loves Jazz, featuring vocalists Sharon Jones and Babi Floyd, along with keyboard master John Medeski.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Panels
Film: An Afternoon of Rarities and Live Music
12:00 – 4:00pm
Host: Loren Schoenberg
Location: NJMH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300
Our Saturday Panels provides our audience with a fun, in depth, multi-media approach to knowledge and learning, where you’ll hear jazz live and on audio and see wonderful examples on DVD. You’ll also have a chance to interact with jazz artists and scholars up close.

Last month, for instance, drummer and historian Kenny Washington led a discussion on the history and legacy of drumming in jazz, and was joined by the legendary drummer (and superb vocalist) Grady Tate. For four hours, the audience was regaled with stories, and saw film footage of Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Vernel Fournier, Frankie Dunlop, Max Roach, Sonny Payne, Roy Haynes, Philly Joe Jones, and two clips of Grady Tate (with Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell, and with Dizzy, James Moody, Ray Brown, and Gene Harris).

So come on out, bring a friend, and spend a Saturday afternoon in the warmth of the Visitor’s Center of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and witness some rare jazz footage and live music as well.

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