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.

05/20/2020
CRIB Collective Concert @ National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Rather watch on YouTube? Join us here (psss.... your audio experience will be better 😉)

CRIB Collective Concert is presented by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and curated by its Artistic Directors Jon Batiste and Christian McBride. The show ...

TONIGHT!  7pm EST.  Crib Collective Concert w/ our artistic directors Jon Batiste and Christian McBride- FB and Youtube ...
05/20/2020

TONIGHT! 7pm EST. Crib Collective Concert w/ our artistic directors Jon Batiste and Christian McBride- FB and Youtube live. We will see you there! #cribnotes #concert #jazzmuseum #jazz

This Wednesday at 7pm join us for a night of music with so many of our favorite musicians. FB and YouTube live.
05/19/2020

This Wednesday at 7pm join us for a night of music with so many of our favorite musicians. FB and YouTube live.

05/18/2020
THE SAVORY COLLECTION: PART FIVE - THE SINGERS

Here is PART FIVE - THE SINGERS of THE SAVORY COLLECTION series, with guest host Cecile McLorin-Salvant.
Rare music from Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Joe Mooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey, Louis Armstrong and many others is shared - some of which has never been heard before this show.
Please join us!!

https://youtu.be/e8tPGcYwfQU

Guest host Cecile McLorin-Salvant joins NJMH's Christian McBride and Loren Schoenberg for an in-depth listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bai...

05/15/2020

Join our community partner WBGO Radio This Friday at noon EST, as they present “Live and In Lockdown,” a livestream event featuring pianist Dan Tepfer in duos with several of his peers: bassist Jorge Roeder and saxophonists Dayna Stephens and Melissa Aldana. Though they’re in separate spaces, they’ll be playing together in real time, thanks to modern technology and no small amount of ingenuity. This event is hosted by Simon Rentner.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's cover photo
05/15/2020

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's cover photo

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's cover photo
05/14/2020

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's cover photo

Come hang with us at 2pm EST on FB live as we explore how our brain responds to rhythm!  We will be joined by Dr. Paula ...
05/12/2020

Come hang with us at 2pm EST on FB live as we explore how our brain responds to rhythm! We will be joined by Dr. Paula Croxson from Columbia University. Link in bio!

05/12/2020
THE SAVORY COLLECTION: PART FOUR - THE SMALL BANDS

THE SAVORY COLLECTION: PART FOUR - THE SMALL GROUPS is now viewable on our YouTube channel. Never before heard music from Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan, Joe Mooney, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway plus John Kirby.
Guest hosts Ken Peplowski and Kenny Washington join NJMH's Christian McBride and Loren Schoenberg for a swinging session of classic jazz of the 1930's.

https://youtu.be/gRRx_iGS-fY

More rare items from the legendary SAVORY COLLECTION, recorded off the air between 1936 and 1941. Guests drummer Kenny Washington and clarinetist Ken Peplows...

05/05/2020
THE SAVORY COLLECTION: PART THREE - THE JAM SESSIONS

Episode Three of THE SAVORY COLLECTION is now on YouTube.
Never before heard jam sessions with Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Bunny Berigan, Slim Gaillard, Benny Goodman, and others, with commentary by young jazz musicians who find great inspiration in these classic sounds: Sean Mason, Ruben Fox, and Bruce Harris.
Co-hosts NJMH Artistic Co-Director Christian McBride and Senior Scholar Loren Schoenberg
https://youtu.be/nJmj4_PARM8

Listen to classic jam sessions featuring Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Jack Teagarden, Slim Gailla...

05/02/2020

The complete episode of THE SAVORY SERIES: PART TWO - THE BIG BANDS is now on YouTube.

04/17/2020
9 Easy Steps To Setup Your Own Home Recording Studio | With Lee Hogans

Wondering the easiest way to get your home recording studio up and running? Lee Hogans breaks it down into 9 Easy (but detailed) Steps! These are excerpts from a longer interview with the Co-Founders of Yardbird Entertainment, Abel Mireles & Peter Lin. This series is part of the Jazz Biz 101 Remote Interviews in partnership with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Watch the FULL interview here: https://youtu.be/NNz5jeaBScs

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Lee Hogans Bio
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Lee has made influential moves in his career as a trumpeter-in-demand and producer, diligently making a name for himself in New York City and the tri-state area. When not touring with prominent musicians and performance acts, Lee is in the studio recording and producing songs with such artists as SoNuVo, Felix Peikli, Funktion 11, Mark Ronson, Jadakiss, Fantasia, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Sheila E, and Prince.

Feel free to contact our special guest Lee Hogans!
www.leehogans.com

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Basic Equipment Needed For Home Setup
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- Microphone
- Audio Interface
- XLR Cable
- Computer Program (DAW)
**recommended equipment / software listed below

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Index
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00:16
Step 1 - Think about the kind of music you want to create and write a list of what you need.
01:16
Step 2 - See if you have equipment at home before making a purchasing decision.
03:00
Step 3 - Acquire an audio interface so you can record with a decent microphone.
05:00
Step 4 - Consider getting the right microphone and related equipment for optimal sound.
06:45
5. Decide on a computer program (DAW)
07:42
6. If you want to input music, you need a MIDI controller. Your electronic keyboard may work as one.
09:11
7. Experiment with getting the best room sound.
12:10
8. Research and learn more about your equipment and computer programs.
15:11
9. Never forget your reasons or purpose for recording/producing!
16:08
Lee's Awesome Sample Track For Levi's Kids!

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Microphones Used In Video + Equipment
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Lee Hogans' Rode NT1A:
https://amzn.to/3c1NDwE

Abel Mireles' Rode NT1:
https://amzn.to/2UWBcg9

Peter Lin's Shure SMB7:
https://amzn.to/2VgveFL

Microphone for iPhone / Android (MV88):
https://amzn.to/2JVAdGO

Microphone PopFilter:
https://amzn.to/3e7ncrj

Microphone Windscreens:
https://amzn.to/39XYmaj

XLR Cable:
https://amzn.to/2VjKqBQ

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DAW's (computer programs)
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Reaper (cheaper option):
https://www.reaper.fm/

Ableton Live:
https://www.ableton.com/en/

Cubase:
https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/

Garageband (comes Free on most MACs):
https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/

Logic:
https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/

ProTools:
https://www.avid.com/pro-tools

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Audio Interface
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SSL Audio Interface:
https://amzn.to/3aVRCek

Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen):
https://amzn.to/2x9igBT

Zoom H4n Recorder:
https://amzn.to/39ZjfBP

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MIDI Keyboard + Accessories
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Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII:
https://amzn.to/39XZzhR

MIDI to USB Converter:
https://amzn.to/2RqtlFf

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Acoustic Panels
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Audimute:
https://www.audimute.com/gallery-wrapped-acoustic-panels

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Yardbird Entertainment's Socials
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Facebook:
http://bit.ly/YardbirdFB

Instagram:
http://bit.ly/YardbirdIG

If you got some value out of this video, feel free to Venmo us:
Peter Lin
@the_lintet

👉About Yardbird Entertainment: https://yardbirdent.com

Feel free to email us:
[email protected]

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Partnership with The National Jazz Museum In Harlem

Hosts - Abel Mireles & Peter Lin
Special Guest - Lee Hogans
Video Editing - Peter Lin
Music - Lee Hogans

04/17/2020
FB Live: 9 Easy Steps to Start Recording & Producing At Home

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Yardbird Entertainment partner to share resources with musicians looking to create or expand their home studio during the COVID-19 shutdown.

A basic home studio can allow musicians to give online lessons, record parts remotely for a collaborative projects, write and record music for TV, radio and film, and to take advantage of many other revenue generating opportunities.

Ryan Maloney from The National Jazz Museum in Harlem will host Abel Mireles and Peter Lin from Yardbird Entertainment, along with trumpeter and producer Lee Hogans, for a discussion about being a musician in the quarantine era and share strategies for building your studio at a low cost.

04/14/2020
Harlem Speaks Oral History - Onaje Allan Gumbs - National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Onaje Allan Gumbs. Back in 2007 Mr. Gumbs joined us for a memorable evening in our Harlem Speaks Oral History Project.

Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs, was one of the music industry's most respected and talented musical collaborators. The Harlem-raised artist with Caribbean parenta...

04/07/2020

An afternoon of conversation and music with Harlem based pianist David Durrah.

Bouncing this one over to YouTube live to improve your watching experience 😉.  3pm EST today.
04/03/2020

Bouncing this one over to YouTube live to improve your watching experience 😉. 3pm EST today.

We have moved our 3pm program The Shake, hosted by Michael Mwenso with guest Benny Green to our youtube channel for a be...
04/03/2020
National Jazz Museum in Harlem

We have moved our 3pm program The Shake, hosted by Michael Mwenso with guest Benny Green to our youtube channel for a better audience experience. Tune in here https://bit.ly/2V5vjfA

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

04/02/2020

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Ellis Marsalis, father of our board member Wynton Marsalis. Ellis Marsalis not only helped to raise a family of dynamic jazz musicians, he mentored and taught thousands of young musicians over his career, and entertained countless fans during his 60+ year career.

Join us Friday on The Shake as Michael Mwenso checks in with pianist Benny Green.
04/02/2020

Join us Friday on The Shake as Michael Mwenso checks in with pianist Benny Green.

03/28/2020
Crib Notes: MATHIS Solo Concert 7pm EST

National Jazz Museum Presents their new Livestream concert series: Crib Notes. Tonight features Pianist / Composer MATHIS., who will perform an array of classics, standards and brand new originals.

Vol. 2 of Crib Notes: Mathis.  Saturday 7pm EST on FB Live
03/27/2020

Vol. 2 of Crib Notes: Mathis. Saturday 7pm EST on FB Live

Friday. 11am. Our first Crib Notes house concert. Tune in on our page
03/27/2020

Friday. 11am. Our first Crib Notes house concert. Tune in on our page

03/25/2020

Harpist Brandee Younger and bassist Dezron Douglas present our inaugural Crib Notes: Livestream House Concert Series.
This series was created to support musicians through Covid-19 crisis.

Before Eddie Davis became “Lockjaw” he was cutting his teeth playing high school dances, including at his own PS 99 in E...
03/24/2020

Before Eddie Davis became “Lockjaw” he was cutting his teeth playing high school dances, including at his own PS 99 in East Harlem. Can you find him? Can you spot his twin brother Carl?

One of our most “complete” artist collections is Harlem’s own Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. We have photos, scrap books, clothi...
03/23/2020

One of our most “complete” artist collections is Harlem’s own Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. We have photos, scrap books, clothing, matchbooks, sheet music, and if you’ve been to the museum, you’ve seen his Selmer tenor saxophone on display. Throughout the quarantine we will be sharing items from Jaws’ collection and many others. Stay tuned!

03/19/2020
03/18/2020
So our Desert Island Discs series has taken on a little different identity with the quarantine and all... Tonight. 7pm. ...
03/17/2020

So our Desert Island Discs series has taken on a little different identity with the quarantine and all... Tonight. 7pm. Livestream on FB with saxophone monster @jamescarterlive hosted by Ted Panken

Save the date to celebrate our rich history & music at our annual benefit fundraiser on Wednesday, May 20th at the Aaron...
03/03/2020

Save the date to celebrate our rich history & music at our annual benefit fundraiser on Wednesday, May 20th at the Aaron Davis Hall at City University of New York…an event, you certainly won’t want to miss!

#jazzmuseum #nyc #events #gala #fundraiser #benefit #harlem #history #music #jazz #nonprofit #giveback

12/10/2019

Tune in tonight at 7pm EST for our annual Critics Roundtable with Martin Johnson, Shannon J. Effinger, Will Layman and our curator and host Nate Chinen.

Address

58 W 129th St
New York, NY
10027

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(212) 348-8300

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