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2018 Women's Jazz Festival

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5, 12, 19, and 26.

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March 5 | A Celebration of Alice Coltrane

Acclaimed harpist Brandee Younger will lead this night of music as she and her band will highlight the life and music of Alice Coltrane and her proficiency on the harp and organ. Younger is a fearless and versatile talent, who defies genres and labels as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition of her sonically forward predecessors Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.

Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer, swamini, and the wife of John Coltrane. Turiyasangitananda translates as the Transcendental Lord’s highest song of Bliss.Alice’s interest in gospel, classical, and jazz music led to the creation of her own innovative style. Her talents expressed more fully when she became a solo recording artist. Read more here.

March 12 | Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change

Fostina Dixon is a composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes; flute; and clarinet. Ms. Dixon has been guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May and the Big Apple Jazzwomen. She has also played with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Charlie Persip, Melba Liston, Cab Calloway, Slide Hampton, Frank Foster, Joe Williams, and Nancy Wilson. This is a night for jazz lovers!

March 19 | WJF in Conversation: For the Love of Abbey Lincoln
(To RSVP for this FREE talk, please click here.)

Join us for the second year of our Women’s Jazz Festival Conversations. We invite scholars, artists, and archivists to discuss the legacy of women in jazz. This evening we will reflect on the legacy of Abbey Lincoln. Special guests will be announced after February 15!

March 26 | Closing Night Performance


(Image: Camille Thurman on alto sax from the 2017 Women's Jazz Festival. Photo by Bob Gore for the Schomburg Center)

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Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

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Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.



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