NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM
June 10, 2015
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features the renowned vocalist Dianne Reeves and the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Jazz and Community Leadership Award will be presented in honor of the late, acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles. The Legends of Jazz Award will be presented to master bassist, Reggie Workman, the legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles, in Memoriam and The Maysles Institute.
The mission of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is to preserve, promote and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation, and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally, and internationally. The Museum offers more than 80 free public programs each year.
The Museum is about stimulating hearts and minds through jazz and reaching out to diverse audiences to enjoy this most quintessential American music. The Visitors Center is the hub for the young and old, novice and scholar, artist and patron, enthusiast and curious listener to come to live performances, exhibitions, and educational workshops. The Museum's long range goal is to create a permanent Smithsonian affiliated national jazz museum in Harlem. The artist leadership of the Museum consists of Loren Schoenberg (Artistic Director), Christian McBride (Associate Artistic Director) and Jonathan Batiste (Artistic Director at Large).
Enjoy a reception followed by the Awards Ceremony and stellar music.
If you are a fan of jazz, then you must be thrilled to know that an organization exists to insure jazz is inherited, appreciated and developed by a new generation of students and artists.
Dianne Reeves - vocals
Peter Martin - piano/keys
Reginald Veal - basses
Billy Kilson - drums
Joe Lovano Classic Quartet
Joe Lovano - saxophone
Lawrence Fields - piano
George Marz - bass
Reservations: call (212) 772-4448 Lewis Nash - drums
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