The National Jazz Museum in Harlem October Schedule
This October we are giving special attention to some of the more unusual instruments in the jazz instrument family. With a focus on eccentric sounds in jazz, we are excited to present a month of programming highlighting a number of unconventional and virtuosic artists of the mandolin, tambin flute, ngoni, didgeridoo, sarrusophone, French horn and more! All events at the museum are free with a minimal suggested donation and are located at 104 East 126th Street, suite 2C unless noted otherwise.
For our Tuesday evening Jazz For Curious Listeners sessions we are thrilled to have mandolin artist and scholar Tim Porter host and curate a series on the evolution of the mandolin in jazz. Accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Joe Selly and internationally acclaimed bassist Santi Debriano, Porter will lead a series of discussions and performances on the use of the mandolin in blues, jazz and Brazilian music, beginning with early blues and ragtime in the United States and its Brazilian counterpart Choro. The musical repertoire will range from works associated with jazz master Louis Armstrong, and the seminal Brazilian composer Pixinguinha, to the more modern works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, MiLes Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Tuesday, October 1: "Once Upon a Time"
Tuesday, October 8: "Two Step" Ragtime and Choro
Tuesday, October 15: "The Mandolins Are Coming!" The Roaring 20s to the Big War
Tuesday, October 22: "Triad and Trifecta" Swing, More Blues and Bluegrass
Tuesday, October 29: 'Fast Forward to Today's Foremost" Blues, Bebop and Beyond
7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
$10 Suggested Donation
104 East 126th Street, Suite 2C
New York, NY 10035