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2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 4: Closing Night with Jazzmeia Horn!

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

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The Schomburg Center’s 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. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Join us for a celebration of the three women in the iconic "Great Day in Harlem" photo captured by Art Kane in 1958 with Grammy-award nominated vocalist Jaameia Horn. The image featured jazz icons from Count Basie to Sonny Rollins. But of the many women in jazz at the time, only three are present in the photo, band leader Mary Lou Williams, vocalist Maxine Sullivan and pianist Marian McPartland. On our closing night, we'll celebrate these women, their talents and contributions to jazz.

Before the performance, Jonathan Kane will present behind the scene photos from that celebrated day in 1958 that are featured in the new book Art Kane Harlem 1958. Books will be available in the Schomburg Shop for signing after the program.

About Jazzmeia Horn
Grammy Award nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Since winning the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2015, Jazzmeia’s star has continued to rise, along with her reputation as an artist with an assured maturity and a vocal confidence far beyond her years. JazzTimes exclaims that Jazzmeia’s ‘vivacity, imagination, gutsiness and sociopolitical savvy echo the likes of Carter and Abbey Lincoln. Simply put, she is as exciting a discovery as Cécile McLorin Salvant or Gregory Porter.’

Take a listen: https://youtu.be/udvpSKCQDI4

Presented in partnership with The Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice

The Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice focuses on equity in the jazz field and the role that jazz plays in the larger struggle for gender justice. The institute celebrates the contributions women have made in the development of the art form as well as frame more equitable conditions for all pursuing careers in jazz in an effort to work toward a necessary and lasting cultural shift in the field.

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Women's Jazz Festival Schedule:

Week 1: March 4 - Dear Nina
With Drea d'Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic.

Week 2: March 11 - Sounds of Bebop
Curated by musican and composer Diedre L. Murray, Oo-Bla-Dee

Week 3: March 18 - A Woman’s Perspective, We March On
With Lakecia Benjamin, saxophonist/bandleader

Week 4: March 25 - Closing Night with Jazzmeia Horn!

Tickets:

General Admission $35
Schomburg Society Member* $25
*Enter promotional code to reveal membership ticket


GUESTS

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.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING

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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