The National Jazz Museum in Harlem February Schedule

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Tim Porter on mandolin, accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Joe Selly, and internationally acclaimed bassist Santi Debriano return to the NJMIH to perform and continue the musical dialogue highlighting the long history and continuing influence of mandolin in Blues, Jazz, and Latin music. The program will consist of four segments, each evoked, in an improvisational sense, by events or celebrations marking the February calendar; African American History Month, Ground Hog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, and Mardi Gras.
Tuesday, February 4: Migration Sketches - Hand Me Down My Mandolin

Tuesday, February 11: What's Love Got to Do With It

Tuesday, February 18: Musings on Mardi Gras - Mandolin Skinny on Fat Tuesday

Tuesday, February 25: A Long Shadow and "Pres" Day

Thursday, February 6

Jazz For Curious Listeners Makeup Session
Broadway Boogie Woogie: Rhythm in the Visual Arts with Bob O'Meally
7:00-8:30 PM
Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
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Ask a painter to "explain" a painting to you, and within minutes, hands will be flying, as they describe the angles and the rhythms of the images. This evening, we will investigate the influence that jazz had on such masters as Stuart Davis, Piet Mondrian and Romare Bearden. Our guide will be Professor Robert G. O'Meally, Columbia University's Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and founder and director of the Center for Jazz Studies. His new project is a full study of Bearden's uses of literary subjects, and this evening Professor O'Meally will share his passion for jazz and fine art in an original, provocative and eminently entertaining way.

Thursday, February 20

Jazz For Curious Listeners Makeup Session
Bill Savory and the Heroics of Sound, with Doug Pomeroy
7:00-8:30 PM
Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
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When the NJMH acquired the Savory Collection in 2010, it was almost a Pyrrhic victory; many of most important items were in a terrible state of decomposition. Fabled sound engineer Doug Pomeroy agreed to come out of retirement to rescue these historic sounds from oblivion. Join us as Doug reveals some of the secrets of his trade - his passion for what he does promises to make this an unforgettable night; we'll listen to before and after recordings to illustrate the points.

Friday, February 28

Harlem in the Himalayas
Kavita Shah and Lionel Loueke
7:00 PM
Location: The Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th St.)
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Kavita Shah, a visionary young singer who incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire, is joined by Benin-born jazz guitarist/vocalist (and producer of her upcoming album), Lionel Loueke.

These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State.
Come Visit Us!
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's Visitors Center is open to the public and features our extensive library of all sorts of media, plus brand new collections of photographs, and exhibits. Please come by and see us from Monday to Friday from 10AM to 4PM. We look forward to seeing you!

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