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May 7, 2014

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival: Latin Double Bill – Aruán Ortiz and Manuel Valera

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tickets $10

Aruán Ortiz, Music and Architecture

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Aruán Ortiz’s amazing work is an instrumental re-interpretation of concepts and motifs inspired from iconic architectural works. These extraordinary artists push their creativity beyond sonic limits as they musically explore masterpieces like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia replete with its arabesque spires and presence of alchemy.

Video – “Alameda” by Aruán Ortiz

Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express
Jose Marti en Nueva York
Featuring vocalist, Sofia Re

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Grammy nominated New Cuban Express sextet interprets the poems of Jose Marti’s Versos Sencillos, written in New York in the late 1800s by this Cuban national hero, revolutionary philosopher and poet. Through contemporary jazz and Afro-Cuban music, the arrangements interweave contemporary post bop harmony, ancient percussion of the African batá drums, chamber music-like sections, chants, call-and-response techniques originating in Africa.

Martí en Nueva York by Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2013 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Video – “Poly” by Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express

Video – “Upwards” by Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express

Cabaret seating with food and drink for sale.

Dig Deeper - To extend the Harlem Stage experience, join us for a post performance discussion with the artists.

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

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Date: 05/07/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $10

May 8, 2014

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival: Christian aTunde Adjuah Double Quartet – Stretch Music

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tickets $10

Closing the distance between acoustic and electric sounds in jazz, Christian aTunde Adjuah premieres his double quartet  and their approach to jazz entitled Stretch Music. Introducing three completely new brass instruments in addition to new hybrids of West African drums including the DjemBass and recreations of instruments such as the Straight Alto Saxophone, Christian aTunde Adjuah and his double quartet stretch jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a multitude of musical forms, languages and cultures with several new compositions.

Presented in a cabaret setting with food & drink for purchase and followed by a Q & A with the artists.

Video – Angola, LA & The 13th Amendment” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Purchase by February 21st and Save 50% Off 2nd Ticket with code SP1450

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Event Type:

Date: 05/08/2014
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
150 Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: $10

May 9, 2014

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival: Vijay Iyer Trio

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Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:30pm
Marian Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall across from the Harlem Stage Gatehouse

Presented in collaboration with Carnegie’s Neighborhood Concert Series, a program of the Weill Music Institute.

Hailed as one of “the best bands in jazz,” Grammy-nominated composer and MacArthur award winning pianist Vijay Iyer leads an evening of complex and rhythmically exciting original compositions as well as re-invented versions of classics with his highly celebrated and award-winning trio featuring Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums).

The Vijay Iyer Trio, with two highly acclaimed albums including, Accelerando (2012) and the multiple award winning Historicity (2009), PopMatters recently described Vijay Iyer Trio as “the best band in jazz.” Accelerando was voted #1 Jazz Album of the Year for 2012.

The performance will be followed by a reception with the artists

FREE with RSVP

Video – ‘Actions Speak’ by Vijay Iyer Trio

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Event Type:

Date: 05/09/2014
Venue: Aaron Davis Hall
Phone: 212-281-9240
Address:
Convent Ave, New York, NY, 10031
Cost: Free