NEW YORK, NY, February 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When the Harlem Renaissance was in vogue at the dawn of the 20th Century, the jazz clubs around Jungle Alley, between Lenox and Seventh Avenue - The Savoy Ballroom, Small's Paradise, Minton's Playhouse, Clark Monroe's Uptown House, The Ubangi Club, Park Palace, Connie's Inn, and others - were the place to be. These immortal nightclubs, concert halls, cabarets, speakeasies and ballrooms, will be channeled and showcased May 4 - 10 at the Fourth Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. A week-long, multi-venue partnership with the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, in collaboration with Columbia University, the festival revives the spirits and sounds of Harlem's historic jazz venues with swinging live performances, jam sessions, panel discussions, dance parties, films and more.
Highlights of the 2014 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival include Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and the world premiere of the Afro Latin Jazz Suite with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Freddy "Huevito" Lobaton, Cafe and Randy Weston with Billy Harper and Lewis Nash, presented by the Apollo Theater; The Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Stephen Crump and Marcus Gilmore, presented by Harlem Stage; and Hopping at the Savoy Dance Party: Celebrating Frankie Manning's 100th Birthday with the Harlem Renaissance Band at MIST Harlem, presented by Jazzmobile. Columbia University brings humanities programming to the Festival, including panel discussions and Jazz Vespers at historic Abyssinian Church.
Celebrating the rich legacy of jazz in the uptown community while bringing both established and emerging artists to famed Harlem venues, the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival is designed to draw a diverse audience of neighborhood residents, New Yorkers and tourists. All events are free or $10 and up, and concerts are scheduled to allow people the option of attending several events each day, continuing the tradition of non-stop jazz throughout Harlem.
Tickets for many of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival events are available now. For tickets and more information on the Festival and its partners, visit the Harlem Jazz Shrines' website at www.harlemjazzshrines.org