Monkmania, A Centennial Tribute to Thelonious Monk At Harlem Stage

The MSM MONK’estra Ensemble, with students from Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts program, led by guest conductor/arranger John Beasley, will perform arrangements from Beasley’s MONK’estra project, which “reinvents Thelonious Monk for the 21st century” (LA Weekly).  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The 5th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC

james-moody2Check out the great lineup of shows for The 5th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival with a lineup featuring Omara Portuondo, Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, Angelique Kidjo, Talib Kweli, The Brubeck Brothers Band, Dave Grusin, David Sanborn, Christian McBride, Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Dianne Reeves and many, many more! Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Tongues of Fire Choir

walter worldBy Walter Rutledge

On Saturday, April 27 the Apollo Theater presented Tongues of Fire Choir by poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata and composer/trombonist Craig Harris. Continue Reading →


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