Ella: A Centennial Celebration
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Ella: A Centennial Celebration

Ella: ­A Centennial Celebration will feature jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater and singing sensation Wé McDonald of The Voice fame who will pay tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald in honor of her centennial. This intimate evening includes a pre-concert champagne reception, star-studded performance, and VIP shuttle transportation to the private after party. 

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Lyric of Love:  An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lyric of Love: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic

Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick celebrate love in all its dimensions in their first full USA concert together in 15 years! Sharing new music as well as songs from their respective release(s) “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “The Colors of Rhythm”, the Harlem based duo will inspire through music and their obvious passion for their art, community, activism & for each other.

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Lena Horne at 100: Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbrey-Edwards
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lena Horne at 100: Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbrey-Edwards

With her all-star ensemble, Hoyes shares a melodic journey through Horne’s seven decade career, accenting the bravery and vulnerability that make Horne’s legacy utterly modern. Tap Dancer and choreographer Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, draws from her extensive Broadway and film experience to create a celebration of Horne’s early years as a Cotton Club dancer.

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Carnegie Hall 1960s Project: Mothers of the Movements
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Carnegie Hall 1960s Project: Mothers of the Movements

Harlem Stage and the National Black Theatre celebrate the contributions of Black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements with Mothers of the Movements. At Harlem Stage, longtime Lincoln collaborator Marc Cary re-imagines the seminal Freedom Now Suite album, We Insist!, in a concert that features Terri Lyne Carrington, Reggie Workman, Sameer Gupta, Edmar Colón and special surprise guests.

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Stretch Music Intensive
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Stretch Music Intensive

Calling all music students, lovers of music and emerging musicians. Join us for a FREE immersive workshop with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his incredible ensemble as part of the Stretch Music Residency with today’s most creative improvisers and learn about the Stretch Music App. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music.

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Imani Uzuri: Hush Arbor (The Opera) Work-In-Progress Concert
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Imani Uzuri: Hush Arbor (The Opera) Work-In-Progress Concert

Vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri has created a mercurial musical meditation on “liminality” (standing at the threshold) exploring themes of death, rebirth, impermanence and transcendence. This contemporary chamber opera, is inspired by hidden gathering places called “hush arbors” created by enslaved African Americans in wooded areas in the South to secretly worship, commune and strategize rebellion.

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Stretch Music X Film
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Stretch Music X Film

Join us for a screening of award-winning screenwriter and director Kiel Adrian Scott’s, new short film Samaria. The film explore themes of identity and representation as we examine the intersection of jazz and film. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who composed the music for the film, and his twin brother Kiel Adrian Scott.

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JAZZ THEN AND NOW
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

JAZZ THEN AND NOW

Calling all music students, lovers of music and emerging musicians. Join us for a FREE immersive workshop with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his incredible ensemble as part of the Stretch Music Residency with today’s most creative improvisers and learn about the Stretch Music App. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music.

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UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival  |  Friday
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival | Friday

The second year of the Stretch Music Festival features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his band along with musicians who push the boundaries of form as they reach back into the past creating bridges to right now. Rhythms such as Kassa Soro from the North East Highlands of Guinea, that predate the transatlantic slave trade as well as Salsa, Son and Swing which came after those rhythms, can be heard on Blues, Funk, Trap, Hip Hop and Stretch Music

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UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival  |  Saturday
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival | Saturday

The second year of the Stretch Music Festival features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his band along with musicians who push the boundaries of form as they reach back into the past creating bridges to right now. Rhythms such as Kassa Soro from the North East Highlands of Guinea, that predate the transatlantic slave trade as well as Salsa, Son and Swing which came after those rhythms, can be heard on Blues, Funk, Trap, Hip Hop and Stretch Music

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Ascension: A lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Ascension: A lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination

A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans inspiring seekers of justice equality across the country and the world. Where are we now? Join us for a musical and movement celebration of a fearless leader.

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E-Moves   |  Wednesday
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Wednesday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves   |  Thursday
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Thursday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves  |  Friday
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Friday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves  |  Saturday
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Saturday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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Carnegie Hall:  Dr. Lonnie Smith
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Carnegie Hall: Dr. Lonnie Smith

NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. With a career spanning over five decades, Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry.

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Spring Gala
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Gala

Our annual Spring Gala is a celebration of the #DISTRUPTERS: Artists as Activists, Creators, and Catalysts that you won’t want to miss. The evening will include amazing performances lead by Musical Director, Terri Lynn Carrington. We will celebrate our honorees and our continued mission to provide opportunity, to commission and to support the works of the visionary artists of color who grace our stage each year.

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Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

A Luv Tale: The Series & The Film

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Set in culturally rich and historic Harlem, A LUV TALE is an edgy romantic comedy - digital series that examines friendship between four beautiful and cultural lesbians of color navigating their complex lives through a world of art, music, consciousness and love. This special Pride program is part film screening, part conversation and part uptown hang. Presented in partnership with Gatepass Entertainment With support from Harlem Pride and New York Black Pride.

 
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Uptown Nights: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah presents Stretch Music x Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music (SOLD OUT)
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah presents Stretch Music x Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music (SOLD OUT)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his own native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean.

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Uptown Nights: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah presents Stretch Music x Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music (SOLD OUT)
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah presents Stretch Music x Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music (SOLD OUT)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his own native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean.

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The Give Thanks  Get Down!
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

The Give Thanks Get Down!

Get up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose! Harlem’s own Sundae Sermon meets downtown’s Soul in the Horn for a DJ House Dance Party elevating the sacred space of the dance floor! Let the DJ’s wrap you in a sonic groove liberating your soul to fly free. Come early for a house dance class lead by Kim D. Holmes. Live drumming by Courtnee Roze.

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