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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem March 10-15

March 10-15 Schedule
Tuesday, March 11
Jazz For Curious Listeners
Visible Man: Ellison on Film with Paul Devlin
7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Maysles Cinema
(343 Lenox Avenue)

Paul Devlin, film critic, will host an evening focused on the role that film has played in Ellison's life and work. We will view films featuring Ellison, films of others talking about Ellison, and film interpretations of his work. Rare recordings of Ellison reading his own work will be heard, and Paul will discuss the important role of movie-making in Ellison's unpublished novel Three Days Before the Shooting....This evening will be a rare opportunity to see the outstanding and seldom-viewed 1999 film adaption of Ellison's story "King of the Bingo Game." Paul will also discuss the important role of movie-making in Ellison's fiction.

Wednesday, March 12

Listening Party Wednesdays
How Jazz Can Change Your Life: Curated by Jon Batiste with host Michael Mwenso
7:00-8:30 PM
Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

In this interactive performance series, Michael Mwenso demonstrates how jazz can improve the quality of our lives. Listening to your favorite recordings with others is one of the best ways to share your enthusiasm and passion for jazz. At these sessions, curated by NJMH Artistic Director At Large Jonathan Batiste (who will appear via Skype as often as he can from his national tour), vocalist and elegant man about town, Michael Mwenso, will moderate a joyous listening party that you do not want to miss as the NJMH becomes THE happening spot in Harlem.

On The Horizon

Tuesday, March 18: Jazz For Curious Listeners
Trading Twelves: The Ralph Ellison-Albert Murray Continuum

Wednesday, March 19: Listening Party Wednesdays
How Jazz Can Change Your Life: Curated by Jon Batiste with host Michael Mwenso

Thursday, March 20: Special Event
Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism with author Thomas Brothers

Tuesday, March 25: Jazz For Curious Listeners
Ellison Out Loud: Stage Actors Read from his Masterpieces



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