The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Events February 3-7

Tuesday, February 4
Jazz For Curious Listeners
Migration Sketches- Hand Me Down My Mandolin
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 NJMH to perform and continue the musical dialogue highlighting the long history and continuing influence of mandolin in Blues, Jazz, and Latin music. By the early twentieth century, the mandolin was well established in the south as an instrument in New Orleans jazz, in rural settings, and in university string ensembles. With the "Great Migration" from the south to the north and west the instrument and its southern-acquired repertoire moved into the urban centers of the north and the far west. Join us as we look at the historical and musical underpinnings of this phenomenon which continues to influence American music.

More in this series:

Tuesday, February 11: What Love's 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
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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.

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.

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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