The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Fall Benefit Concert, 11/8
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem today announced the lineup of its fall benefit concert onThursday, November 8 at 7:30pm at El Teatro, located in El Museum del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in New York City.
The concert will be headlined by two of the most exciting young jazz artists in the country, Christian McBride and Jonathan Batiste. Christian McBride is the Artistic Advisor of the Museum and one of the most acclaimed jazz bassists of the last 20 years, recently winning a Grammy Award for his album “The Good Feeling.” Also involved with the Museum as Associate Artistic Advisor, Jonathan Batiste is a gifted young musician, entertainer, and educator who will lead his hugely entertaining Stay Human Band. There will be a first-time jam with McBride and Batiste joining forces what will surely be one of the season’s musical highlights. The concert will also feature The National Jazz Museum All-Star Big Band, the virtuoso “house band” led by conductor/saxophonist and NJMH Artistic Director, Loren Schoenberg, with special guest, vocalist Janis Siegel
Proceeds from the concert will advance the Museum’s mission to preserve, promote, and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and celebration of jazz locally, nationally, and internationally. Since its founding in 1997, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has been dedicated to celebrating and interpreting the rich history of jazz as a quintessential American art form. This not-for-profit arts organization offers a comprehensive array of free programming all of which are outlined on the Museum’s website: www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org.
Ticket prices are as follows:
§ $250 for prime seating, admission to the pre-concert reception with the artists, and a one-year NJMH membership.
§ $150 for preferred seating and admission to a pre-concert reception with the artists;
§ $100 for orchestra seating for the concert only;
§ Additionally there are $40 student tickets (with student ID) for balcony seats.
For tickets or more information, visit www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org.