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Terri Lyne Carrington does Max Roach & Ellington! Lakecia Benjamin! #SchomburgLive #WomensJazz

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Women’s Jazz Festival: Terri Lyne Carrington’s Money Jungle

Monday, March 16 at 6:30 PM

In 1962, Duke Ellington recorded a trio date with bassist Charlie Mingus and drummer Max Roach that is considered one of the pivotal jazz recordings of the 1960s. Money Jungle, the 1963 album that emerged from the session, was a commentary on the perennial tug-of-war between art and commerce. Fifty years later, GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington, with the help of keyboardist Gerald Clayton and bassist Christian McBride, pays tribute to Duke, his trio and his creative vision with a cover of this historic recording.

Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist, returns for the fourth year as Curator for the Schomburg Center’s Women’s Jazz Festival. 

@SCHOMBURGLIVE | #WOMENSJAZZ

To purchase tickets ($25 Members, $30 Non-Members), click here.

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Between the Lines: Renee Watson and Jacqueline Woodson

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM

In her inspired Young Adult debut, This Side of Home, Renée Watson explores the experience of young African-American women navigating the traditions and expectations of their culture. Watson, author of Harlem’s Little Black Bird: The Story of Florence Mills, will be in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of the 2014 National Book Award winner for Young People’s Literature, Brown Girl Dreaming.

@SCHOMBURGLIVE | #THISSIDEOFHOME

 

Free! Register

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Women’s Jazz Festival: Celebrate The Great Women of Blues and Jazz

Monday, March 23 at 7:00 PM

Some of New York’s best female performers come together to give praise to those who led the way. The lineup features musical director Toshi Reagon, Allison Miller, Mimi Jones, Shamie Royston, Christelle Durandy, Tamar-kali, and more.

Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist, returns for the fourth year as Curator for the Schomburg Center’s Women’s Jazz Festival. 

@SCHOMBURGLIVE | #WOMENSJAZZ

To purchase tickets ($25 Members, $30 Non-Members), click here.

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Women’s Jazz Festival: Catherine Russell & Lakecia Benjamin

Monday, March 30 at 7:00 PM

Catherine Russell was born into music royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a pioneering pianist/composer/bandleader. Her mother, Carline Ray, an outstanding bassist and vocalist, has performed with Mary Lou Williams and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Russell is in demand as a backup singer and instrumentalist, having performed and recorded with artists including Steely Dan, Levon Helm, David Bowie, and Cyndi Lauper. 

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Lakecia Benjamin has become one of the most highly sought-after players in soul and funk music. She first picked up the saxophone at Fiorello LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, after which she joined the renowned jazz program at New York’s New School University. With her deep jazz roots, she was soon in demand as an arranger and horn section leader, landing stints with acclaimed as artists as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Macy Gray.

  

Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist, returns for the fourth year as Curator for the Schomburg Center’s Women’s Jazz Festival. 

@SCHOMBURGLIVE | #WOMENSJAZZ

To purchase tickets ($25 Members, $30 Non-Members), click here.

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