The “New Movement In Jazz” is a cultural Renaissance happening in Harlem New York right now. It consists of a diverse group of jazz artists breathing new life into a style of music that has been static for, depending on who you ask, at least thirty years. These artists are not deconstructing the music so much as reinvigorating it with passion, originality, inventiveness, style, and zeal. We find Minton’s in Harlem at the vortex of this movement, which is appropriate since that’s where the bebop revolution began over a half a century ago.
“New Movement In Jazz” Series Includes: Tuesday Nights “Reaching for the Moon”
TIME | 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Tuesday, August 5 | Jazzmeia Horn
Tuesday, August 12 | Marianne Solivan
August 19 | Champian Fulton
August 26 | Brianna Thomas
September 2 | Jazzmeia Horn
September 9 | King Solomon Hicks
September 16 | Milton Suggs
September 23 | Camille Thurman
September 30 | Brianna Thomas
Wednesday Nights ? JC Hopkins Biggish Band Ft Queen Esther Time | 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Minton’s is hosting the JC Hopkins Biggish Band featuring Queen Esther for a residency of Wednesday gigs. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and his ensemble of pedigreed jazz musicians swing hard and passionately through original material penned by Hopkins but also feature Bop tunes initially crafted at Minton’s back in the day by Thelonious Monk, Bird and Diz, expanded for a semi-big jazz conglomeration. Queen Esther, with sass and finesse fronts the band, with her evocative voice and massive range, interpreting new material as well as covering lesser-known songs from Billie Holiday’s canon. Each night is expected to be a real happening.
SUNDAY EVENINGS | “THIRD STREAM SUNDAYS”
TIME | 5:30PM – 9:30PM
Minton’s is introducing a Sunday series that combines classical instrumentation in the jazz context; featuring some of the most talented exemplars of that idiom on the scene today.
August 3 | The Vincent Chancey Quartet
August 10 | Brandee Yonger Quartet
August 17 and 24 |Akua Dixon Quartet
August 30 |Warren Smith
September 7 and 14 |Brandee Younger
September 21 and 28 | The Indigo Quartet with Akua Dixon
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS | SPECIAL LATE NIGHT JAMS
TIME | Midnight to 3:30AM
Starting August 1st
Minton’s is bringing back a Friday and Saturday Late Night Jam; alternately led by Young Lion Wayne Tucker and the man who ran the legendary jam at St Nick’s Pub, Mr. Patience Higgins.
FRIDAYS | Late Night Jam “Dizzy Atmosphere” Led by The Wayne Tucker Quartet
Trumpeter Wayne Tucker has played with many of today’s current jazz stars such as Cyrille Aimee, Bob Mintzer and Delfayo Marsalis and pop legend Elvis Costello.
SATURDAYS | Late Night Jam “Bird Lives!” led by Patience Higgins Quartet
Patience is a cooking, muscular-toned tenorman somewhere between Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins—a musician great enough to have toured with Ellington, David Murray and Stevie Wonder.