The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem The National Jazz Museum in Harlem preserves, promotes, and presents jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and celebration of jazz locally, nationally, and internationally.
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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a thriving center for jazz that stimulates hearts and minds, and reaches out to diverse audiences to enjoy this quintessential American music. The Museum was founded in 1997 by Leonard Garment, Counsel to two U.S. Presidents, and an accomplished jazz saxophonist, Abraham D. Sofaer, a former U.S. District Judge who gave the initial gift in honor of his brother-in-law Richard J. Scheuer, Jr., and matching funds from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Our mission is to preserve, promote and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. The Museum is committed to keeping jazz present and exciting in the lives of a broad range of audiences: young and old, novice and scholar, artist and patron, enthusiast and curious listener. From its new location in the center of Harlem, the Museum serves the local community and welcomes visitors from across the U.S. and internationally. Each year, the Museum produces and presents more than 80 free programs in New York City, engaging hundreds of professional jazz artists and reaching nearly 20,000 people from around the world. The Museum is a hub for live performances, exhibitions and educational programs. It is also home to our widely acclaimed Savory Collection, which includes more than 100 hours of live recordings of jazz legends made from New York City radio broadcasts aired between 1935 and 1941. In 2013, an exciting new era began for the Museum. We created and implemented a new strategic plan that made education central to our mission. The Museum now offers year-round educational programs for students of all ages. We also developed a new membership program with exclusive content and benefits to reach out to the worldwide jazz community. In 2015, after 15 years at our East Harlem location, we moved to 58 West 129th Street in Central Harlem. Our new space is designed to give our visitors an immersive jazz experience, in the heart of what has become Harlem’s new cultural and entertainment district. Our ultimate, long-term goal is to secure a permanent home in Harlem with space large enough to showcase Harlem’s vast contributions to jazz, American music and world culture.

Mission: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem preserves, promotes, and presents jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and celebration of jazz locally, nationally, and internationally.

Operating as usual

02/24/2021

The legacy of and audience for jazz culture relies on access to the music. The story of the music depends on who does the telling, how it’s told and who’s there to listen. Jazz’s lineage relies on education, equity and a community. JD Allen is an essential voice on jazz’s landscape for both his force and his restraint, as well as for the beauty of his tenor saxophone’s sound. Off the bandstand, Allen is a co-founder of We Insist!, a jazz and arts action community and their sister organization, We UP – Re UP.
For this virtual edition of the “Jazz and Social Justice” series, Allen will lead his trio, with bassist Justin Dawson and drummer Charlie Schefft, through a hard-swinging performance. Following the music, in discussion with host Larry Blumenfeld, he and fellow musicians and activists will talk about equity, opportunity and outreach, and about how best to uphold jazz’s legacy.
JD Allen:
Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen is a bright light on today’s international jazz scene, with 14 albums as a leader to his credit. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument – the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the fundamentals of the art – has earned Allen years of critical attention signaling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world.
Originally from Detroit, Allen’s apprenticeship, anchored by his lengthy tenure with Betty Carter, occurred largely in New York, where he worked with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Dave Douglas, Cindy Blackman, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, Rufus Reid and Geri Allen. Allen’s most recent album, “Toys / Die Dreaming” (High Note/Savant), extends his singular and well-honed approach to the trio. His solo saxophone release, “Queen City,” will be released in 2021.
Off the bandstand, Allen is a co-founder of We Insist!, a jazz and arts action community and their sister organization, We UP – Re UP, a collective of jazz musicians whose primary goal is to foster jazz performance curating opportunities within non-traditional inner city and rural performance settings.
Jazz and Social Justice
This ongoing series connects the music we love with the social and political issues that matter to us all. Each salon blends live performance with conversation between artists, activists, and experts. Curated and hosted by journalist Larry Blumenfeld, whose NJMIH programs during the past dozen years have considered Afro-Cuban influence within New York’s jazz scene and contemporary New Orleans.

02/23/2021
Thomas P. DiNapoli

Join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on Wednesday, February 24, 2pm:

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will present the National Jazz Museum in Harlem with a check from the Office of Unclaimed Funds. Please join us as we receive this surprise gift and find out how other artists and cultural organizations may be eligible to receive similar funds. https://www.facebook.com/nyscomptroller

Official Facebook Account of the New York State Comptroller. Social Media Terms of Participation: www.osc.state.ny.us/help/social-media-use-policy

02/19/2021
Move and Groove Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Sessions

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove. We invite you to join us from the safety of your homes for a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. We are excited to bring the signature experience to you so that you may take it at your own pace at any time.

This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.

This virtual experience, premiering February 18th features certified Yoga Instructor Liz Livingston (theater artist and yogi) and features piano accompaniment of Mathis Picard (composer and pianist).

Instructor:
Liz Livingston is a theater artist and yogi offering creative and compassionate classes with special interest in yoga for artists and children. She empowers students to take their yoga off the mat, whether that be onstage, in the office, or at home. In 2018, she and her partner Mathis founded YogaPiano to combine the healing potential of yoga and music.

Liz Livingston holds an RYT 200 Yoga Certificate and an MFA in Advanced Theatre Studies from Harvard University. She is currently on the development team of a new mindfulness app and teaching virtual theater classes through Abrons Arts Center. Follow her work @lizlivingston or @yogapiano.

Musician:
MATHIS Picard is a French-Malagasy pianist, composer, producer, and bandleader whose music warps time. Rooted in the tradition of live acoustic performance while incorporating the latest musical technology, Mathis’ created his own style that merges Electronic Bass Music, Jazz, Classical & Stride Piano.

Mathis, who began playing at 3 years old, was immediately passionate about music from the dance idiom and now focuses on sharing that passion globally, whether its with his orchestra, Mathis Sound Orchestra Debut Album ‘World Unity’, his solo project [Forthcoming Debut Album ‘Live At The Museum’] or his emerging quartet, The Elements.

When not performing his music, Mathis has the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as Mwenso & The Shakes, Braxton Cook, Ron Carter, Lee Ritenour, Jason Moran, CROWN, Kindness, Wynton Marsalis.

move and groove yoga™ is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. The goal of the initiative is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. Partnering with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem since 2016, move and groove yoga’s open-level class pairs Vinyasa Flow yoga with live accompaniment by a rotation of live musicians. Additional programming have included HARLEM RESET, Sound and Self Care speaker series, and GOOD VIBRATIONS a sound bath experience-15 minutes of sound bowl offering on IG LIVE.

Liz Livingston
Website: http://www.lizlivingston.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/lizlivingston/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizLivingstonYoga

Mathis Picard
Website: https://www.mathis-music.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/oui_mathis/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mathisjjpicard/

move and groove yoga
www.moveandgrooveyoga.com
insta: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveandgrooveyoga
Twitter: https://twitter.com/groove_yoga

02/17/2021
Move and Groove Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Sessions

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove. We invite you to join us from the safety of your homes for a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. We are excited to bring the signature experience to you so that you may take it at your own pace at any time.

This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.

This virtual experience, premiering February 18th features certified Yoga Instructor Liz Livingston (theater artist and yogi) and features piano accompaniment of Mathis Picard (composer and pianist).

Instructor:
Liz Livingston is a theater artist and yogi offering creative and compassionate classes with special interest in yoga for artists and children. She empowers students to take their yoga off the mat, whether that be onstage, in the office, or at home. In 2018, she and her partner Mathis founded YogaPiano to combine the healing potential of yoga and music.

Liz Livingston holds an RYT 200 Yoga Certificate and an MFA in Advanced Theatre Studies from Harvard University. She is currently on the development team of a new mindfulness app and teaching virtual theater classes through Abrons Arts Center. Follow her work @lizlivingston or @yogapiano.

Musician:
MATHIS Picard is a French-Malagasy pianist, composer, producer, and bandleader whose music warps time. Rooted in the tradition of live acoustic performance while incorporating the latest musical technology, Mathis’ created his own style that merges Electronic Bass Music, Jazz, Classical & Stride Piano.

Mathis, who began playing at 3 years old, was immediately passionate about music from the dance idiom and now focuses on sharing that passion globally, whether its with his orchestra, Mathis Sound Orchestra Debut Album ‘World Unity’, his solo project [Forthcoming Debut Album ‘Live At The Museum’] or his emerging quartet, The Elements.

When not performing his music, Mathis has the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as Mwenso & The Shakes, Braxton Cook, Ron Carter, Lee Ritenour, Jason Moran, CROWN, Kindness, Wynton Marsalis.

move and groove yoga™ is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. The goal of the initiative is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. Partnering with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem since 2016, move and groove yoga’s open-level class pairs Vinyasa Flow yoga with live accompaniment by a rotation of live musicians. Additional programming have included HARLEM RESET, Sound and Self Care speaker series, and GOOD VIBRATIONS a sound bath experience-15 minutes of sound bowl offering on IG LIVE.

Liz Livingston
Website: http://www.lizlivingston.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/lizlivingston/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizLivingstonYoga

Mathis Picard
Website: https://www.mathis-music.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/oui_mathis/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mathisjjpicard/

move and groove yoga
www.moveandgrooveyoga.com
insta: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveandgrooveyoga
Twitter: https://twitter.com/groove_yoga

02/01/2021

The third episode of our Charlie Parker Desert Island Disks series in the 2020-2021 features selections chosen by alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, one of the most distinguished living practitioners of Parker’s instrument. Over the course of his three decades in the big leagues, , Hart has recorded 8 albums as a leader, and many more as a premier sideman with Roy Hargrove, Nat Adderley, the Dave Holland Big Band and Octet, and several all-star configurations devoted to the music of Dizzy Gillespie. Now Director of Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copland Conservatory at Queens College, where he was recruited by his mentor, Jimmy Heath, Hart brings the full measure of wisdom and knowledge gleaned from the perspectives imparted by these experiences to this special homage to the music of Bird.

01/29/2021
Move & Groove: Live Jazz & Yoga

Move & Groove: Live Jazz & Yoga
Move and Groove
move and groove yoga™ – a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement, and mindfulness practices.

Event: Move and Groove Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Sessions

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove. We invite you to join us from the safety of your homes for a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. We are excited to bring the signature experience to you so that you may take it at your own pace at any time.

This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.

This virtual experience, premiering on January 28th will feature certified Yoga Instructor Courtney Liddell and features the piano accompaniment of Octavio Bugni.

Instructor:

Courtney Liddell was first exposed to yoga through a family friend and yoga instructor at the age of six. Several years later she began to establish a regular practice when friends from a boot camp class coerced her into attending her first vinyasa flow class. Courtney went on to complete her 200-hour training at Sonic Yoga in 2013 and has also completed a chair yoga training with Sunlight Yoga.

A continuous student, Courtney seeks to share her yoga practice through an energetic flow, the exploration of sound healing, and the belief that yoga is accessible for every mind and body. Her teaching experience includes the Harlem YMCA, Asali Yoga, and Family Yoga at the Bronx Settlement Community Center.

Musician:

Octavio Bugni is an Argentine Jazz Pianist, Composer, Music Producer with an international trajectory. Before New York, he lived for many years abroad in Amsterdam and Barcelona. His years of regular practice with Yoga Sivananda brought vital energy and enthused his creative artistic career. Yoga helped him to stay healthy and focused and provided a sense of balance. He is currently developing a method called “Piano Well Being” based on the combined practice of Yoga and Piano.

move and groove yoga™ is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement, and mindfulness practices. The goal of the initiative is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. Partnering with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem since 2016, move and groove yoga’s open-level class pairs Vinyasa Flow yoga with live accompaniment by a rotation of live musicians. Additional programming has included HARLEM RESET, Sound and Self Care speaker series, and GOOD VIBRATIONS a sound bath experience-15 minutes of sound bowl offering on IG LIVE.



Also, some socials:

Courtney Liddell

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/moveandgrooveyoga

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/

Octavio Bugni

Website: http://octaviobugni.com/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/octaviopianonyc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otomusichouse/

move and groove yoga

www.moveandgrooveyoga.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveandgrooveyoga

Twitter: https://twitter.com/groove_yoga

01/28/2021
Move & Groove: Live Jazz & Yoga

Move & Groove: Live Jazz & Yoga
Move and Groove
move and groove yoga™ – a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement, and mindfulness practices.

Event: Move and Groove Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Sessions

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove. We invite you to join us from the safety of your homes for a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. We are excited to bring the signature experience to you so that you may take it at your own pace at any time.

This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.

This virtual experience, premiering on January 28th will feature certified Yoga Instructor Courtney Liddell and features the piano accompaniment of Octavio Bugni.

Instructor:

Courtney Liddell was first exposed to yoga through a family friend and yoga instructor at the age of six. Several years later she began to establish a regular practice when friends from a boot camp class coerced her into attending her first vinyasa flow class. Courtney went on to complete her 200-hour training at Sonic Yoga in 2013 and has also completed a chair yoga training with Sunlight Yoga.

A continuous student, Courtney seeks to share her yoga practice through an energetic flow, the exploration of sound healing, and the belief that yoga is accessible for every mind and body. Her teaching experience includes the Harlem YMCA, Asali Yoga, and Family Yoga at the Bronx Settlement Community Center.

Musician:

Octavio Bugni is an Argentine Jazz Pianist, Composer, Music Producer with an international trajectory. Before New York, he lived for many years abroad in Amsterdam and Barcelona. His years of regular practice with Yoga Sivananda brought vital energy and enthused his creative artistic career. Yoga helped him to stay healthy and focused and provided a sense of balance. He is currently developing a method called “Piano Well Being” based on the combined practice of Yoga and Piano.

move and groove yoga™ is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement, and mindfulness practices. The goal of the initiative is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. Partnering with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem since 2016, move and groove yoga’s open-level class pairs Vinyasa Flow yoga with live accompaniment by a rotation of live musicians. Additional programming has included HARLEM RESET, Sound and Self Care speaker series, and GOOD VIBRATIONS a sound bath experience-15 minutes of sound bowl offering on IG LIVE.



Also, some socials:

Courtney Liddell

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/moveandgrooveyoga

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/

Octavio Bugni

Website: http://octaviobugni.com/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/octaviopianonyc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otomusichouse/

move and groove yoga

www.moveandgrooveyoga.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveandgrooveyoga

Twitter: https://twitter.com/groove_yoga

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