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Updated Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Calendar, May 6 - 11

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2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Calendar

All Tickets Start at $10, unless otherwise noted

Renewing their partnership for the third year, the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, Inc., in collaboration with Columbia University, have joined forces to present the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival from May 6 – 11, 2013. These cultural organizations will present a series of concerts and events to celebrate the rich legacy of jazz in the uptown community while bringing both established and emerging artists to famed Harlem venues. This year, the festival will pay tribute to The Alhambra Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, The Baby Grand, Minton’s Playhouse, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, Showman’s Jazz Club, the Sugar Cane Club and the Cotton Club. In addition to concerts at jazz shrines throughout Harlem, festival events will take place at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, Cowin Auditorium at Teacher’s College and Ginny’s Supper Club.

Monday, May 6, 2013

5:00 pm – Columbia University presents Harlem Jazz Shrine Dialogues: Cotton Club in Black & White and Ann Petry: The Street – Harlem in the 1940s. Cowin Theater at Teachers College. Free.

10:30 pm – Jazzmobile presents Minton’s Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand featuring Late Night with Jimmy Heath and Antonio Hart. One drink/appetizer minimum. Doors open at 10:00 pm. Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

8:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

10:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

11:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

7:30 pm – Jazzmobile presents Minton’s Playhouse: Legends on the Bandstand featuring Junior Mance Trio and Christian Sands Trio. One drink/appetizer minimum. Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem.

7:30 pm – Harlem Stage presents Celebrating the Sugar Cane Club of Yesteryear featuring ERIMAJ and Fabian Almazan. Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

8:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Bill Easley. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

10:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Bill Easley. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

11:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Bill Easley. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

10:00 am – Jazzmobile presents Jazz in the First Person: Fun with “The Duke” – Lecture, Lunch, Swing. Jazz historian/author/musician Loren Schoenberg hosts this performance, talk and interactive session for youth. Free. For Middle School students by invitation. The Alhambra Ballroom.

12:00 pm – Jazzmobile presents Swingin’ Seniors. Lunch and performance hosted by Loren Schoenberg. Free. For Senior Citizens by invitation. The Alhambra Ballroom.

6:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Live Wire: Harlem’s Music Legacy, a discussion hosted by John Reddick. Free with registration. Apollo Theater.

7:00 pm – Serenade by Jazzmobile Vocal Competition Winner. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The Alhambra Ballroom.

7:30 pm – Harlem Stage, paying tribute to Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, presents Marc Cary Celebrates Abbey Lincoln with “Moseka House: The House That Abbey Built.” Abbey Lincoln’s former pianist Marc Cary interprets Lincoln’s compositions in solo and with his Focus Trio. Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

8:00 pm – Jazzmobile presents A Night of Swinging with the Cab Calloway Orchestra, a Big Band Dance Party. Cash Bar/ Food Available for purchase. The Alhambra Ballroom.

8:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Quartet. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

10:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Quartet. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

11:30 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Quartet. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

Friday, May 10, 2013

7:30 pm – Harlem Stage, paying tribute to Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, presents Marc Cary Celebrates Abbey Lincoln with “Moseka House: The House That Abbey Built.” Abbey Lincoln’s former pianist Marc Cary accompanies vocalists Keith Ailer, Maggie Brown, Pyeng Threadgill, and Imani Uzuri as they pay homage to Ms. Lincoln. Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

9:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Doris Spears. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

10:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Tribute to The Baby Grand with vocalist Lezlie Harrison. Apollo Music Café.

11:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Doris Spears. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

11:00 am – Apollo Theater presents Family Showtime: The Sounds of Sarah Vaughan featuring Rosena Hill Jackson, Jason Jackson and the Jack & Hill Trio. Apollo Theater.

3:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo featuring Geri Allen & Timeline Tap Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Tia Fuller, Karen Malina White, Marvin Sewell, Dormeshia and Afro Blue. Staged by S. Epatha Merkerson, narrative by Farah Jasmin Griffin with Deejay Val Jeanty. Apollo Theater.

8:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo featuring Geri Allen & Timeline Tap Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Tia Fuller, Karen Malina White, Marvin Sewell, Dormeshia and Afro Blue. Staged by S. Epatha Merkerson, narrative by Farah Jasmin Griffin with Deejay Val Jeanty. Apollo Theater.

9:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Mel Davis. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

1:00 pm – Apollo Theater presents Showman’s Late Night Jazz with Mel Davis. Limited seating. Standing room available. Two drink minimum per set/per person. Free soul food appetizers are available. Showman’s Jazz Club.

* Schedule and Artists Subject to Change

HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES FESTIVAL VENUES

THE ALHAMBRA BALLROOM
2116 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard at 126th Street
For information, call Jazzmobile: (212) 866-4900

APOLLO THEATER
253 W. 125th Street
(212) 531-5305

COWIN AUDITORIUM
Teacher’s College
525 West 120th Street
(212) 678-3000

GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB (downstairs) at the Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th & 126th Streets)
(212) 792-9001

HARLEM STAGE GATEHOUSE
150 Covent Avenue at W. 135th Street
(212) 281-9240

SHOWMAN’S JAZZ CLUB
375 W. 125th Street (between Morningside & St. Nicholas Avenues)
(212) 864-8941


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