Because jazz played such a major role in Harlem's rich history, we wanted to pay homage to its roots in a way that would be accessible to everyone,
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 16, 2014
Every Tuesday afternoon commencing in November the community of Harlem will play host to some of today's most talented jazz musicians and history's greatest jazz music in a musical tribute of epic proportions. The series will take place at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th Street, New York, NY 10037. House doors open at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
Concertgoers will spend each Tuesday afternoon surrounded by the cool vibrations of jazz as they are soothed and invigorated by seemingly magical strings and horns. This is an event for all of the senses, and it is meant to be both mentally and spiritually uplifting.
The series is artistically directed by Craig Harris, a trombonist, composer and longtime Harlem resident. Harris has been a major figure in the Harlem jazz scene since 1976. He has performed throughout the USA and abroad with some of the genre's most important figures.
“Because jazz played such a major role in Harlem's rich history, we wanted to pay homage to its roots in a way that would be accessible to everyone,” said Carolyn Johnson, president of Welcome to Harlem, an area visitor center specializing in Harlem tours. “That's why we priced tickets so affordably at just $15,” she continued.
About Carolyn Johnson:
Carolyn Johnson is a NYC-licensed tour guide and native Harlemite. She founded Welcome to Harlem and published the successful Harlem Travel Guide because she is passionate about her neighborhood and would like nothing more than to teach newcomers and visitors about its unique vibe and culture. Harlem’s Afternoon Jazz series will meet a rising demand from tourists and local residents for high quality, daytime entertainment uptown.
About Craig Harris:
When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, and into the confrontational expressionism of the ’60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular in the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word.
WHEN:Every Tuesday afternoon (beginning November 4, 2014)
House doors open at 11:30am
1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45pm
House doors close at 2pm
WHERE: Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York, NY 10037