James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 4/19

By: Apr. 15, 2013
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National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces its events, tonight, April 15th - 19th, 2013. Details below!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jazz for Curious Listeners
International Jazz @ NJMH Featuring James Shipp on Swinging Across Cutlures: Celtic, Caribbean, and Brazilian Rhythms and more!
7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church,
NE Corner of 126th Street and Madison Avenue, enter on 126th
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Leading up to our April 30th International Jazz Day concert at MIST, Jazz For Curious Listeners is focusing on the global influence of jazz with NYC's premiere jazz musicians rooted in cross-cultural collaboration. Shipp plays a wide variety of instruments and styles, most which are based in or around jazz, which he refers to as the "big tent" in the international music world.
A comparative discussion and demonstration of what it means (and how it sounds) to be 'swinging' in the contexts of jazz, traditional Irish music, South American musics, and music from northern Africa, including both recorded examples and live examples played by percussionist James Shipp on the vibraphone, the Irish bodhran, the Brazilian pandeiro, the Peruvian cajon, and the Moroccan Qraqeb.

Brooklyn-based James Shipp is a vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer/songwriter in the creative music scene of New York City. As a multi-instrumentalist and cultural explorer, he enjoys constantly performing in new, exciting, and dispirate musical situations. As a bandleader, he enjoys blurring the lines between jazz, Brazilian music, UK folk, and open improvisation in his duo with trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, his Brazilian band Choro Dragão, and his eclectic song-focused Irish project, Nós Novo, James studied jazz vibraphone in his conservatory days, and has since expanded into playing percussion for Afro-Brazilian and Celtic groups, as well as with several of New York's top genre-blurring singer-songwriters and modern large ensembles.

James has performed with numerous masters of the jazz world and beyond, including vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry, saxophonists Paquito D'Rivera, Anat Cohen, and Jane Ira Bloom, and tabla legend Ustad Zakir Hussain. In the fall of 2011, James was asked to take part in developing the percussive accompaniments to the songs of Sting's forthcoming musical, 'The Last Ship.'

Join us for a unique demonstration and discussion on the threads between Brazilian, Caribbean, and Celtic traditions and rhythms- not a combination you find every day. www.jamesshipp.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Jazz at The Players
Bill Kirchner, Carol Fredette, Marc Copland
7:00 pm
Location: The Players ,16 Gramery Park South
$20 | Reservations: reservations@theplayersnyc.org or 212-475-6116

Join us for an exquisite evening of chamber-jazz organized by soprano saxophonist Bill Kirchner, playing alongside two long-time associates. This promises to be a unique evening of improvised music in the best jazz tradition.

Thursday, April 18, 2013
NJMH and Stanford Live Presents Jazz Talks @ The Cantor
The Savory Collection Side B: The Great Bands
Location: The Cantor Arts Center @ Stanford University
Free | For more information: museum.stanford.edu

Loren Schoenberg, artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, shares treasures from the Savory Collection, an archive of recently unearthed, rare recordings made during the swing era. "Side B", the lecture of a series of three, includes live recordings of the great bands of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, and Chick Webb.

Be sure to check our website for regular updates - new audio/video from many of events are available for those of you who can't attend in person or for those who have but want to savor the moment. For more information, go to www.jmih.org.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is located at 104 East 126th Street, New York, NY. Call 212 348-8300 for more information.