National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 2012 Schedule

This month, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosts a series of panels, films and events honoring the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald.

This month, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosts a series of panels, films and events honoring the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald. 

Tuesday May 8, 2012

Jazz for Curious Listeners: Ella at 95

An Evening of Ella on Film with Loren Schoenberg

7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Maysles Cinema

(343 Lenox Avenue between 127th & 128th)

Donation Suggested | For more information: 212-582-6050

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and while that may or may not not be literally true, seeing Ella Fitzgerald in swinging action is always a a joy to behold. Please join us for an evening of rare film clips tracing her entire career, alongside Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and others.

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Jazz Is: Now! hosted by Jonathan Batiste and Band

7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: NJMH Visitors Center

(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 4D)

FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Pianist and band leader Jonathan Batiste continues his successful Jazz Is: Now! series in which he and an ensemble explore jazz today, never forgetting the past but always swinging into the future. This month Batiste, now a Program Advisor of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem along with Christian McBride and Artistic Director Loren Schoenberg, focuses on having fun with jazz.

 

Saturday May 12, 2012

Saturday Panels: An Afternoon with Ella Fitzgerald

12:00-4:00pm   

Location: NJMH Visitors Center

(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 4D)

FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300  

A variety of formats will be used to focus on the hows and whys of Ella’s great and long career, from discussion with singers, to multi-media examples of her work, to live music. Don’t miss this swinging Saturday afternoon.

 

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Jazz for Curious Listeners

Ella at 95 – Duets: With Sinatra, Armstrong, Cole and others

With Loren Schoenberg

7:00 – 8:30pm  

Location: NJMH Visitors Center

(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 4D)

FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300                              

To hear Ella alongside Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Nat Cole, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Frank Sinatra and others is to see the history of 20th century music unfold. Some of the recordings played this evening will be famous and acclaimed, and some will surprise you. This may be the best Ella night of all – don’t miss it.

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Jazz Is: Now! hosted by Jonathan Batiste and Band

7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: NJMH Visitors Center

(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 4D)

FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Pianist and band leader Jonathan Batiste continues his successful Jazz Is: Now! series in which he and an ensemble explore jazz today, never forgetting the past but always swinging into the future. This month Batiste, now a Program Advisor of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem along with Christian McBride and Artistic Director Loren Schoenberg, focuses on having fun with jazz.