UPTOWN NIGHTS: <br><b><i>SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES AND SCOPE</i></b>
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS:
SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES AND SCOPE

Sarah Elizabeth Charles and her band SCOPE have been together for nine years and continue to re-define their musical space. Through live performance and educational engagement, Sarah has shared her vision for what sonic landscapes have the potential to be. Harnessing freedom of expression, social commentary and ever-changing dialogue, this band’s name speaks for itself.

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UPTOWN NIGHTS: <br><b><i>ELIO VILLAFRANCA AFRO CARIBBEAN TRIO</i></b>
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS:
ELIO VILLAFRANCA AFRO CARIBBEAN TRIO

Over the years Elio Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Billy Harper, Eric Alexander, and Lewis Nash, Chick Corea, and Jon Faddis, Johnny Pacheco among others.

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<b><i>ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON</i></b>
Sep
13
to Oct 13

ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON

Translated and directed by Theater of War Productions’ Artistic Director Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.

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Annual Gala
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Annual 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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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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Chamber Music America presents the PUBLIQuartet and Zaccai Curtis & the Curtis Brothers
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Music America presents the PUBLIQuartet and Zaccai Curtis & the Curtis Brothers

Celebrate National Chamber Music Month with this free event, featuring two highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles: the “independent-minded” PUBLIQuartet (The Washington Post), recipient of a 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and Zaccai Curtis & The Curtis Brothers, recipients of a 2017 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant, performing “Algorithm,” a new work inspired by jazz icons and ancient mathematicians. 

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E-Moves  |  Saturday
May
5
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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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   |  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   |  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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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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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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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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<b>MSM MINGUS ENSEMBLE</b> & <b>Jazz Then and Now:</b> A Conversation with Christian Scott and Stefon Harris
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

MSM MINGUS ENSEMBLE & Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation with Christian Scott and Stefon Harris

Jazz Then and Now is a conversation series, presented as part of the Stretch Music Residency that brings together innovative thought leaders in the field in dialogue on the history, the present and the future of jazz. Ethnomusicologist Fredara Hadley PhD. Will moderate what promises to be a rich conversation between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Stefon Harris (Associate Dean and Director of the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program. The conversation will be preceded by a performance by the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program.

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Stretch Music X Film
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

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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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 Intensive
Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

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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Uptown Nights: <br><b>Mothers of the Movements</b></br>
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights:
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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<b>Lena Horne at 100:</b> Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lena Horne at 100: Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbry-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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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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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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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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