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Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Set May 4-10

May 3, 2014

The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile present the fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival from May 4-10, 2014 in and around the Harlem area of New York City. The weeklong, Harlem-wide celebration of jazz brings new and established artists (among them, Arturo O'Farrill and Vijay Iyer) to play at the Apollo, Harlem Stage Gatehouse and the recently revived Minton's Playhouse, among other venues.

Also of note, jazz vespers will be held at Abyssinian Baptist Church during the fest, and Columbia University has scheduled cultural programming for the occasion. The festival, according to a press release, “revives the spirits and sounds of Harlem’s historic jazz venues with swinging live performances, jam sessions, informative panel discussions, dance parties, films and more.” Tickets for all events start at $10, unless otherwise noted. Events of note include:

Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:00 pm – Columbia University presents Jazz Vespers featuring Brianna Thomas. Abyssinian Baptist Church

Monday, May 5, 2014 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) – Jazzmobile presents Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker: A Conversation with author Farah Jasmine Griffin, a discussion on Charlie Parker with Stanley Crouch and Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin. Minton’s, 208 West 118th Street.  $10 admission; 2 drink minimum. www.mintonsharlem.com. (212) 243-2222. Reservations required.

10:00 pm and 11:30 pm (Doors open at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm) – Jazzmobile presents Minton’s Playhouse: New Legends on the Bandstand: Late Night Jam with Antonio Hart and Special Guests C.W. Post and New School student.  Minton’s, 208 West 118th Street. One drink minimum, appetizers available. $10 admission; 2 drink minimum per set. www.mintonsharlem.com. (212) 243-2222. Reservations required

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm (Doors open at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm) – Jazzmobile presents Minton’s Playhouse: New Legends on the Bandstand: Late Night Jam Session with Christian Sands Trio. Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets. One drink/appetizer minimum per set. $10 admission. www.ginnyssupperclub.com. (212) 421-3821

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 pm and 11:30 am (Doors open at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm) – Jazzmobile presents Minton’s Playhouse: New Legends on the Bandstand Late Night Jam with T.S. Monk Sextet. Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets. One drink/appetizer minimum per set. $10 admission.  A live recording will be made of these performances! www.ginnyssupperclub.com. (212) 421-3821. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:30 pm - Harlem Stage presents Christian aTunde Adjuah Double Quartet’s “Stretch Music” in tribute to Clark Monroe’s Uptown House.  Harlem Stage Gatehouse. $10.

Friday, May 9, 2014  7:30 pm - Harlem Stage presents The Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Stephen Crump and Marcus Gilmore, in homage to the Capitol Palace.  Marian Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall. Free with RSVP.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:00 pm – The Apollo Theater presents Arturo O’Farrill &  The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Freddy “Huevito” Lobaton, Café and Randy Weston with Billy Harper and Lewis Nash.  Apollo Theater - Main Stage. $10, $35-$45.

Schedule and Artists Subject to Change