Join us for a dynamic conversation around creating your own narrative, using your social capitol to feed the larger pantheon of the performing arts and the importance of philanthropy in sustaining culture.
An Examination of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, around the creative response of artists as they witness, experience and analyze the collective trauma of being Black in America.
Weedie Braimah exemplifies tradition, evolution and soul as he brings his vision of building a reverence for folkloric West African music to life by anchoring the concert with percussion as the driver.
One of this generation’s emerging voices on the alto saxophone Braxton is also a talented vocalist and songwriter whose sounds blends Soul, R&B, and Jazz.
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.
A DJ dance party elevating the sacred space of the dance floor kicks off the holiday season in the groove. Harlem’s own Sundae Sermon, Mobile Mondays and Ian Friday will wrap you in a sonic groove liberating your soul to fly free. Live drumming by King Salim Ajanku and a special tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Together we will Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky and Get free!
This evening is dedicated to reflecting on the visionary artists and works presented at Harlem Stage through our signature commissioning program, WaterWorks.
Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, led by guest conductor and arranger John Beasley, performs a tribute to musical powerhouse Quincy Jones.
Join us for a concert celebrating #BlackGirlMagic and the alchemical power of music to move, affirm, liberate and uplift. Three women known for moving the crowd bring their artistry together for an evening of music, movement and visuals.
Fresh off of her recent concert on NPR’s Tiny Desk and breakout performance with August Green earlier this year, Maimouna aka MuMu Fresh performs with her band from her rich body of work and latest album ‘Vintage Babies.’
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.
Back by popular demand we launch our fall season welcoming YOU, our community, to a party to kick off the season.
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.
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.
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.