Sunday, May 24, 2015

USA: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem May 25-29, 2015 Events!


2015 Benefit Concert 
Featuring Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano
June 10 at 7:30 PM
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues

Tickets are now available online ($35 and $55). Student and senior tickets available for $20.
Join us for a special evening featuring Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves along with Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano. We are honoring legendary bassist Reggie Workman with the Legends of Jazz Award and acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles (in memoriam) and the Maysles Institute with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award. The host for the evening will be WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton

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Support The National Jazz Museum in Harlem today and receive discount on tickets to our June 10, 2105 Benefit Concert featuring Dianne Reeves.
Renew/Become a member at the Minton's Playhouse level ($75), and above, by May 22nd and receive a discount on tickets for our June 10th Benefit Concert, featuring Dianne Reeves. 

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May 25-29, 2015 Events

Tuesday, May 26th

Reggie Workman
Interviewed by NJMH Artistic Director-at Large, Jonathan Batiste

Harlem Speaks 


The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

A true giant of jazz and a paragon of education, bassist/composer/bandleader Reggie Workman gave NJMH one it's most memorable interviews in 2006; now it's time to catch up his great accomplishments over the past 9 years. We are proud to be presenting Professor Workman with the NJMH Legends of Jazz Award at our June 10th Gala this year. 

A legendary bassist, Reggie Workman is highly regarded as a bass player's bass player. Workman's playing styles cover the range of modern music from Bop to Post-Bop, to Futuristic, incorporating a contemporary approach
to jazz improvisation and composition. His uncanny ability to equally understand and share musical ideas with such diverse musicians as Art Blakey on one side and Cecil Taylor on the other is stunning. As a result, Workman has invented his own language of sound and expression as a performer and composer.

An ardent advocate of arts education, Workman is a Professor and Coordinator of Curriculum at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Studies, an institution recognized around the world as one of the greatest schools for jazz education:
"With a faculty of accomplished professionals, it is safe to say that no program is a better example of students (new to the Jazz experience) being able to learn from the source."

Reggie Workman has always been active in music outreach and education to the community. He co-founded the historic Collective Black Artists (CBA), and was Music Director of the famous New Muse Community Center (Brooklyn, NY). He is presently Co-Director of The Montclair Academy of Dance & Laboratory of Music Studio and Founder/Producer of the Sculptured Sounds Music Festival, an artist-driven festival of futuristic music and concepts.

Workman has performed and recorded with giants of jazz including John Coltrane, Art Blakely, Eric Dolphy, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Cecil Taylor, Mal Waldron, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Trio 3 and Great Friends as well as emerging jazz legends such Jason Moran. He established himself as a bandleader and composer in the 70's when he first presented his stellar group, Top Shelf. Since then, Workman has continued developing new music arts curriculums and workshops and presenting various Reggie Workman ensembles under the umbrella of his production company, Sculptured Sounds, in the United States and internationally.

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From Our Friends at Madiba Harlem Studios
Current Exhibit 
Bebo Valdés: Giant of Cuban Music
Pianist, arranger, bandleader, and composer Bebo Valdés had two splendid careers separated by more than thirty years of obscurity.

Mambo, filin, batanga, descarga - he was a great innovator in Cuba music. For ten years he was music director of the famed Tropicana orchestra. His big band backed Cuba's greatest stars. He was the pianist on Nat "King" Cole's famed Havana recordings.

Then everything changed. He left Cuba in 1960 and settled in Sweden. While his music was largely forgotten by the world, his son Chucho Valdés became a dominant musical figure in post-revolutionary Cuba, and one of the world's great pianists.

Then, beginning in 1994, Bebo Valdés began a dramatic career resurgence via a brilliant series of concerts, recordings, and movies that brought his knowledge, skills, and inimitable style into the twenty-first century, making him a bigger star than every before and culminating in an electrifying series of collaborations with Chucho. We'll tell the story and play the music....
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