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 gif

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 gif

Operating as usual

06/22/2021

The Lee Family’s rendition of Come Sunday by the great #DukeEllington
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#julianlee #mikelee #rebeccaharrislee #jacquielee #violin #saxophone #tenorsax #tenorsaxophone #jazzmuseum #nationaljazzmuseum #jazz #jazzmusic #harlem #nyc #ellington

06/13/2021
Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) Festival Pt. 2

Join us in experiencing six world premieres born from the new initiative Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³), a revolutionary model of mentorship created in March and launched in June 2020 at the height of the pandemic.
Hosted by M³ Editor-in-Chief Jordannah Elizabeth, each premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the audience about its creative process.
Created by co-founders Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa along with Jordannah Elizabeth, M³ is a think tank for new ways to connect, collaborate, support, create, and empower womxn musicians worldwide including BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and musicians of all abilities across generations. More information: https://mutualmentorshipformusicians.org/

Cleo Reed – music producer/artist
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Richie Seivwright – voice/trombone
Miriam Elhajli – voice/guitar
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Chloe Kim – drums/percussion
Samantha Boshnack – trumpet
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Fay Victor – voice

06/10/2021

#Repost @intljazzday
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@natljazzmuseum created a virtual program for their celebration of #JazzDay on April 30, 2021 called "Roots and Routes of Jazz" with Jazz &... Laos, presented in partnership with Article 22, International JAZZ FEST Vientiane 2021, and Legacies of War. #nationaljazzmuseum #jazzmuseum #harlem #jazzaroundtheworld #Jazz #jazzmusic #jazzfest #internationaljazzday #jazzday #jazzday10

We are so excited to partner with The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund to offer the ability to purchase a Barbie® Inspiri...
06/08/2021
Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Series Ella Fitzgerald® Doll with National Jazz Museum in Harlem Tote Bag

We are so excited to partner with The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund to offer the ability to purchase a Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Series Ella Fitzgerald® Doll with our National Jazz Museum in Harlem Tote Bag. This limited edition doll of one of jazz's most iconic female artists will help to raise additional funding for our Museum.

https://checkout.square.site/buy/FLJX6FOJZCL5VIEEDEJ4AASA

Thanks to a generous gift from The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fdn. NJMH presents a limited number of Ella Fitzgerald dolls with our limited edition tote bag. Your purchase includes a gift that supports NJMH's jazz education and performances. The Inspiring Women™ Series Ella Fitzgerald® Barbie® d...

Our Artistic Director Christian McBride was on PIX 11 Morning News, Fox5 Good Day New York and on NBC LX to help promote...
06/08/2021
National Jazz Museum celebrates ‘Roots & Routes’ of music

Our Artistic Director Christian McBride was on PIX 11 Morning News, Fox5 Good Day New York and on NBC LX to help promote our annual gala fundraiser. Watch his segment from PIX & be sure to purchase your gala + after-party tickets today!

https://pix11.com/news/morning/national-jazz-museum-celebrates-roots-routes-of-music/

NEW YORK — The roots of jazz can be traced from Africa through the Caribbean and then right here to New York City. That journey will be celebrated Tuesday night at the National Jazz Museum in…

06/07/2021

Tune in to Fox5 (NYC market) this morning at 9:40 and you might see some familiar faces.!

06/05/2021
Remembering David Durrah 1942-2021

Saturday, June 5th would have been David Durrah's birthday. It also would have been his monthly 1st Saturday Jam Session at the Musuem.

David passed away on June 2nd, 2021 so in celebration of David's life, we will premiere two videos, one at 2pm, which will mark the start of the jam session, and a second video at 4:30, which will mark the end of the jam session.

The trio features David on piano, Larry Roland on bass, and Eugene Mohammed on drums. Larry and Eugene were two of David's closest musical friends and this trio formed the "house band" on many of the jam sessions.

06/05/2021
Remembering David Durrah

Saturday, June 5th would have been David Durrah's birthday. It also would have been his monthly 1st Saturday Jam Session at the Musuem.

David passed away on June 2nd, 2021 so in celebration of David's life, we will premiere two videos, one at 2pm, which will mark the start of the jam session, and a second video at 4:30, which will mark the end of the jam session.

The trio features David on piano, Larry Roland on bass, and Eugene Mohammed on drums. Larry and Eugene were two of David's closest musical friends and this trio formed the "house band" on many of the jam sessions.

We have been asked by Dr. Zoe Durrah Scheffy (daughter) and Dr. Tracy Durrah (niece) to share the sad news that that Mr....
06/04/2021

We have been asked by Dr. Zoe Durrah Scheffy (daughter) and Dr. Tracy Durrah (niece) to share the sad news that that Mr. David Durrah passed away on June 2nd, 2021. David had a lifetime of adventures with music and was the Museum's longtime "house pianist" who for years hosted our First Saturday Jam Session, entertaining thousands of Museum visitors from around the world.

This Saturday, June 5th, is David's birthday and if we were re-opened, it would have been David's First Saturday Jam. We have no doubt that it would have been a blowout with all of David's family and friends in attendance. On Saturday, to celebrate David's birthday and all he shared with the Harlem community, we will be posting some of his past programs from our archives. Stay tuned for details.

We have been asked by Dr. Zoe Durrah Scheffy (daughter) and Dr. Tracy Durrah (niece) to share the sad news that that Mr. David Durrah passed away on June 2nd, 2021. David had a lifetime of adventures with music and was the Museum's longtime "house pianist" who for years hosted our First Saturday Jam Session, entertaining thousands of Museum visitors from around the world.

This Saturday, June 5th, is David's birthday and if we were re-opened, it would have been David's First Saturday Jam. We have no doubt that it would have been a blowout with all of David's family and friends in attendance. On Saturday, to celebrate David's birthday and all he shared with the Harlem community, we will be posting some of his past programs from our archives. Stay tuned for details.

Join us, along with celebrity hosts Jon Batiste and Christian McBride as we celebrate at our virtual gala "Roots & Route...
06/03/2021
The "Roots & Routes" of Jazz Virtual Fundraising Gala + After Party

Join us, along with celebrity hosts Jon Batiste and Christian McBride as we celebrate at our virtual gala "Roots & Routes of Jazz" + after-party on Tuesday, June 8th at 6pm. Be sure to get your tickets today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-roots-routes-of-jazz-virtual-fundraising-gala-after-party-tickets-152116842571

THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM CELEBRATES THE ROOTS & ROUTES OF JAZZ AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

06/01/2021

The incredible @pianitis performing a beautiful piece dedicated to the memory of Candido entitled “Pura Emoción”
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#arturoofarrill #candido #candidocamero #afrolatinjazz #afrolatinmusic #jazzmusic #jazzmusician #jazzpiano #jazzpianist #musician #musiciansofinstagram #piano

Tickets are now available for our virtual gala on June 8th hosted by Celebrity Award-Winning Bandleaders Christian McBri...
05/28/2021
The "Roots & Routes" of Jazz Virtual Fundraising Gala + After Party

Tickets are now available for our virtual gala on June 8th hosted by Celebrity Award-Winning Bandleaders Christian McBride and Jon Batiste!

Join us for a virtual trip to the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and right back to Harlem with musical performances by AMP Big Band, Bradley Sibiya Quartet with special guest Chiedza Muchena and Endea Owens and The Cookout!

Get your tickets today! Gala tickets include access to the after-party OR you can purchase a ticket to the after-party only for $10.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-roots-routes-of-jazz-virtual-fundraising-gala-after-party-tickets-152116842571?fbclid=IwAR0IfN4EhnFAd1NNExNQFpK5uZQojQBzJOaOxOxejiJjtaFkYsQdyPV_PGY

THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM CELEBRATES THE ROOTS & ROUTES OF JAZZ AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

Our silent auction page is now LIVE!  Check out the AMAZING items you can bid on to raise additional funds for the Natio...
05/28/2021
"Roots & Routes of Jazz" Silent Auction by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Our silent auction page is now LIVE! Check out the AMAZING items you can bid on to raise additional funds for the National Jazz Museum of Harlem as part of our virtual benefit fundraiser on June 8th.

https://njmh.betterworld.org/auctions/annual-fundraiser-roots-routes-j

Welcome to our "Roots & Routes of Jazz" Silent Auction page to benefit The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Thank you for your support in keeping jazz alive!

05/27/2021
Vinyasa Jazz Flow with Josh Levine and Arthur Porter

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 May 27th, will feature certified Yoga Instructor Arthur Porter and bassist Josh Levine. (Thank you Brahmin Yoga Studio for allowing us to record in your beautiful space!)

Instructor:
Arthur Porter is a certified yoga teacher currently living and growing in New York City. He is passionate about learning, travel, wellness, community, and of course, yoga! He specializes in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. His mentor Jeffrey Duval has helped him on his journey to 500 hours accreditation at Sonic Yoga.

Musician:
Josh Levine is a bassist and the Director of NYC salsa and Cuban band Cuarteto Guataca. Josh has participated in thousands of yoga classes, having maintained a regular and consistent practice since 1999, so he’s familiar with the cues and the arc of a session.

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.

YOGA
Instructor: Arthur Porter
Website: https://artyport.yoga/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/artyport.yoga/

MUSICIAN:
Josh Levine
Website: www.joshlevinemusic.com
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/cuartetoguataca/

Move and Groove yoga
Website: www.moveandgrooveyoga.com
insta: https://www.instagram.com/moveandgrooveyoga/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveandgrooveyoga
Twitter: https://twitter.com/groove_yoga

05/26/2021

#tb to @matthewwhitakerofficial playing a tribute to all those lost during the global pandemic
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#jazz #piano #pianist #jazzpianist #jazzmusic #jazzmusician #matthewwhitaker #NJMH #nationaljazzmuseum #harlem

05/25/2021

Roots & Routes Jazz Gala Series featuring Hector Morales and the Afro Peruvian Ensemble

05/25/2021

Roots & Routes Jazz Gala Series featuring Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian ensemble.

05/25/2021

Roots & Routes Gala Jazz Series 2021: Jazz &... Peru featuring Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble

Don't forget to tune in at 6 p.m. EST to our Facebook or Youtube page for tonight's virtual celebration as a kick-off to...
05/25/2021

Don't forget to tune in at 6 p.m. EST to our Facebook or Youtube page for tonight's virtual celebration as a kick-off to our annual June gala event “Roots & Routes of Jazz." Tonight, jazz artist Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble will be performing!

Don't forget to tune in at 6 p.m. EST to our Facebook or Youtube page for tonight's virtual celebration as a kick-off to our annual June gala event “Roots & Routes of Jazz." Tonight, jazz artist Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble will be performing!

Today!  2pm we continue with our Music on the Brain series in collaboration with @zuckermanbrain @columbia without host ...
05/25/2021

Today! 2pm we continue with our Music on the Brain series in collaboration with @zuckermanbrain @columbia without host @sung_helen and guest scientist Dr Erica Rodriguez. They will be discussing music, emotions, mental health and more!

Today! 2pm we continue with our Music on the Brain series in collaboration with @zuckermanbrain @columbia without host @sung_helen and guest scientist Dr Erica Rodriguez. They will be discussing music, emotions, mental health and more!

Are you ready for our next virtual trip to Peru for the 3rd celebration of our three-part event series to kick-off our a...
05/19/2021

Are you ready for our next virtual trip to Peru for the 3rd celebration of our three-part event series to kick-off our annual June gala event “Roots & Routes of Jazz’?! Join us on May 25th for a virtual evening of jazz music with performances by Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble.

This event is part of a series of three #free virtual events to celebrate our annual fundraising gala “Roots & Routes of Jazz,” which will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8th

Tune in to our page or YouTube Channel to enjoy the show!
http://jazzmuseuminharlem.org/events/jazz-peru/

Are you ready for our next virtual trip to Peru for the 3rd celebration of our three-part event series to kick-off our annual June gala event “Roots & Routes of Jazz’?! Join us on May 25th for a virtual evening of jazz music with performances by Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble.

This event is part of a series of three #free virtual events to celebrate our annual fundraising gala “Roots & Routes of Jazz,” which will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8th

Tune in to our page or YouTube Channel to enjoy the show!
http://jazzmuseuminharlem.org/events/jazz-peru/

05/19/2021

@melvissanta - Jazz Meets Rumba with #RafaelMonteagudo and @ryckz
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#afrocubanmusic #cuba #bata #percussion #bass #drums #vocals #piano #singer #jazzmusic #jazz #nationaljazzmuseum #music

05/18/2021
Jazzonia Pt.3

About the Series:
This series will consist of three events beginning with a panel moderated by historian John Reddick to discuss the history of jazz and poetry leading to creation of the jazz poetry genre. The second and third events will be pairings of spoken word artists performing their work atop a live band playing selections from jazz legends.

Enjoy the pairings of spoken word by Nkosi Nkululeko and Smoove Babii atop Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk selections, played by the City Love NYC band: Andre Chez Lewis, Kenji Tokunaga, Alex Durant and Kappa Tanabe.

Curated by Kendolyn Walker, producer of City Love NYC and host of City Love On The Radio.

05/15/2021

#tb of the incredible @kellygreenpiano live from J’s on the Bay.
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#flashbackfriday #jazz #piano #pianist #kellygreen #jazzpiano #jazzpianist #solopiano #pianosolo #harlem #nyc #nationaljazzmuseuminharlem

05/14/2021

Bertha Hope 5 plays the music of Elmo Hope
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Let's jam at the official after-party to celebrate our virtual fundraiser “Roots & Routes of Jazz” on Tuesday, June 8th....
05/14/2021
DJ Brother Mister: Roots & Routes Gala After Party

Let's jam at the official after-party to celebrate our virtual fundraiser “Roots & Routes of Jazz” on Tuesday, June 8th. GRAMMY-Awarding winning musician and DJ ‘Brother Mister’ Christian McBride will provide a night of music you simply won't forget! Snag a ticket for only $10 to support The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-brother-mister-roots-routes-gala-after-party-tickets-152116842571

A virtual night of classic soul, funk, jazz with DJ Brother Mister.

05/11/2021

Enjoy a musical #throwback

05/11/2021
Roots & Routes Gala Series: Jazz &… Amsterdam

Join us for pt. 2 of our Roots and Routes Gala Series as we travel to Amsterdam to explore the past, present and future of jazz in our sister city across the pond. This show will feature three bands, each with a different approach to music: SMANDEM, Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Oscar Jan Hoogland, and Fuensanta Méndez Ensamble Grande. Following the performance, we will have a panel discussion with the musicians discussing the theme of Roots and Routes of jazz in their community.

This program is presented in partnership with our friends at New Amsterdam Jazz with a special thanks to NAJ directors Isla Van Hout and Tamar Guttmann. Additional thanks to the Bimhuis for use of their venue.

Social Justice Roots: SMANDEM.
Aäron Bouwman – Bass

David Nino van der Grinten – Keys

Rafael Devante Sinay – Guitar

Kick Woudstra – Drums


Dutch Jazz Roots: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Oscar Jan Hoogland
Benjamin Herman – sax

Oscar Jan Hoogland – piano

Thomas Pol – double bass

Joost Patočka – drums

Routes to Amsterdam: Fuensanta Méndez Ensamble Grande
Fuensanta Méndez – voice + double bass + compositions

Marta Arpini – voice

Gabriel Milliet – voice and flute 

Sanem Kalfa – voice

Liva Dumpe – voice 

Alistair Payne – trumpet 

José Soares – alto saxophone

Sun-Mi Hong – drums + korean drum

Guy Salamon – drums + percussion

Teis Semey – electric guitar

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58 W 129th St
New York, NY
10027

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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(212) 348-8300

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