Highlights of the 2014 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival include Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and the world premiere of the Afro Latin Jazz Suite with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón, Café and Randy Weston with Billy Harper and Lewis Nash, presented by the Apollo Theater; The Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Stephen Crump and Marcus Gilmore, presented by Harlem Stage; and Hopping at the Savoy Dance Party: Celebrating Frankie Manning’s 100th Birthday with the Harlem Renaissance Band at MIST Harlem, presented by Jazzmobile. Columbia University brings humanities programming to the Festival, including panel discussions and Jazz Vespers at historic Abyssinian Church.
Celebrating the rich legacy of jazz in the uptown community while bringing both established and emerging artists to famed Harlem venues, the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival is designed to draw a diverse audience of neighborhood residents, New Yorkers and tourists. All events are free or $10 and up, and concerts are scheduled to allow people the option of attending several events each day, continuing the tradition of non-stop jazz throughout Harlem.
Tickets for many of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival events are available now. For tickets and more information on the Festival and its partners, visit the Harlem Jazz Shrines’ website at www.harlemjazzshrines.org.