Stride piano was the first step beyond Ragtime that brought
improvisation and rhythmic excitement to the living rooms, nightclubs
and dance halls of Harlem. Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the
National Jazz Museum in Harlem with this landmark series.
by pianist Ethan Iverson, best known as one-third of the postmodern
jazz trio The Bad Plus, is a jazz historian as well as a big fan of
stride piano. For this intimate series, Iverson will discuss the history
of stride, play recordings, and demonstrate at the keyboard.
January 12 - Classical Excellence
January 19 - Jazz Piano
January 26 - You've Got to Be Modernistic
February 1 - Carolina Shout(s)
All events are at our new location (58 W. 129th Street, Ground Floor) at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, January 12
What is stride
piano and who popularized it? Iverson's lectures and listening sessions
will begin with the classics, the men who dominated the form in Harlem
in the 1920s and 30s.
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 W. 129th Street
2/3 Train to 125th and walk north to 129th then east (right) on 129th
Our GUIDED GROUP VISITS are
designed to suit the needs of the visiting adults, tourists, children,
teens and student groups. We can accommodate a variety of group sizes
for a one-hour program that can include a performance, a film, a lecture
demonstration, or a lesson in jazz history to compliment school
are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council,
and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the New York State.
Come Visit Us!
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's Visitors Center is closed pending
our move to 58 W 129th Street. Please visit our website,jmih.org, for the latest information on when we will reopen.
The Jazz Museum in Harlem is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.