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August 2016
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival screening: “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music’s Jazz Performance Space
55 W. 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Fifth Floor
New York, NY United States
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Post-film discussion alto sax star and Frank’s protege Grace Kelly, and Frank’s manager Reggie Marshall. In the new documentary, SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY, director NC Heikin recreates the life of Frank Morgan in concert form, tracing his progress from teenage musical prodigy to hardcore junkie and, finally, to one of the music world’s most remarkable comeback stories. A one-night-only, all-star musical tribute filmed live at San Quentin forms the backbone of a film that brings together the…

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival screening: Bill Evans: Time Remembered

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music’s Jazz Performance Space
55 W. 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Fifth Floor
New York, NY United States
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Post-film discussion with the producer Bruce Spiegel.  Bruce Spiegel has produced a complete documentary giving you insights into Bill Evans; not just the musician, but also the person. The film moves chronologically starting with Bill’s childhood in New Jersey and culminating with details about his death. “The film Bill Evans, Time Remembered took me 8 years to make. Eight years of tracking down anybody who knew Bill and who played with him, to try and find out as much as…

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends / DJ Greg Caz

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Marcus Garvey Park
W. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park West
New York, NY United States
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Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground Breeding Ground combines the two most successful projects of New York-bred pianist Jason Lindner:  Now Vs. Now, his propulsive groove trio with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Mark Guiliana; and his big band, which started at the Greenwich Village basement club Smalls twenty years ago. Jason Lindner and Breeding Ground drummer Mark Guiliana worked with the late David Bowie on Blackstar, along with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitarist Ben Monder and bassist Tim Lefebrve. “Jason [Lindner] was a godsend,”…

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park
W. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park West
New York, NY United States
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Randy Weston received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship for Music Composition that enabled him to compose An African Nubian Suite, a major new work for jazz orchestra. The piece is based on his lifelong research on and interest in the culture, heritage and music of Africa. …

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival After Party

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tsion Cafe
763 St Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10031 United States
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Head uptown after the performances in Marcus Garvey Park for the official Charlie Parker Jazz Festival after party at Tsion Cafe with a Q&A from author and historian Herb Boyd. Mr. Boyd will be discussing the history of the cafe, formerly Jimmies Chicken Shack, famous late night stomping ground for Jazz elite including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins and more. Art Tatum was resident pianist at Jimmies at the same time that Charlie Parker worked as a dish washer. An American journalist, educator, author, and activist, Mr. Boyd’s articles…

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GoldLink with Brasstracks / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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GoldLink is an American rapper from Washington, DC who gained notoriety after a string of well-received tracks on Soundcloud in the second half of 2013. …

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: DeJohnette – Holland – Moran / Allan Harris / Donny McCaslin / Grace Kelly

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tompkins Square Park
500 E.9th St
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. …

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Chicago The Musical Celebrates 20 Years on Broadway

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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After 20 years in the spotlight, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times)….

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September 2016
$35 - $45

Vulfpeck

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

Vulfpeck

Vulfpeck is a half-Jewish post-geographic rhythm section formed in Southeast Michigan. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

Special guests include Antuan Stanley, Joey Dosik with Eric Krasno Band and Lawrence….

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$50 - $55

The Beach Boys

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks….

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$45 - $75

Band of Horses / White Denim

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Band of Horses Emerging in 2004 with a blend of woodsy midtempo rock and reverb-laden vocals, Band of Horses gained an audience in their native Northwest before Everything All the Time made them indie rock darlings. Multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke founded the group after an eight-year run with Carissa’s Wierd, and an early concert alongside future…

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$35

Lucius / JD McPherson / Big Thief

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
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What a difference three years makes. Lucius went from being the five-piece Rolling Stone claimed was the “Best Band you’ve never heard of” to the group you can’t get enough of.

Fronted by the sleek and compelling look-alike twosome of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and backed by their counterpart bandmates Dan Molad, Pete Lalish and Andy Burri, Lucius spent more than 250 days on the road in the past year. They’ve sold out shows big and small, headlined all over the US and Europe, played slots at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, End of The Road, Reading and Leeds Festivals and more and shared the stage with a variety of musicians including Roger Waters, Jack White, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Sara Bareilles, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara and David Byrne….

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$15

SummerStage Preview Showcase: Lautari

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Subrosa
63 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Lautari Lautari has long been dedicated to restoring the splendor of Polish folk music: from playing in crudo, to accompanying dancing as our rural predecessors did, to participation in avant-garde music projects. They have performed at barn dances, in jazz clubs, and in large concert halls in Poland and abroad. Firmly believing musical notation to be a totally inadequate means of recording folk music, they have made a point of learning their repertoire directly from village musicians. During this music…

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October 2016
$35 - $65

World Music Institute and SummerStage present Rokia Traoré

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY United States
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SummerStage Members receive 10% off discount code on tickets.  Rokia Traoré Rokia Traoré is quite possibly one of the most talented female singer/songwriters to ever come out of Mali, one of Africa’s most musically rich countries. Her incredible musicianship and persuasive vocal skills allow her to effortlessly blend the sounds of Mali with desert blues, folk, and other traditions. One of the most inventive artists in Africa today, Rokia is remarkable not just for the range of her powerful and emotional voice but also for…

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