Jazz Power Initiative Celebrates 100 Years of “Bird” with Intergenerational Jazz Jam co-hosted by saxophonist Knoel Scott and pianist Eli Yamin
Jazz Power Initiative continues its popular series Intergenerational Jazz Jam production at National Jazz Museum in Harlem located at 58 West 129th Street and Lenox Avenue. Our newest Jam will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 from 2-5pm with a celebration of 100 years of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, in honor of the centennial year of his birth. Special guest Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra) will join Eli Yamin, piano, Bruce Edwards, guitar, Jennifer Vincent, bass and Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums.
Jazz Power Initiative, in its third year of producing Intergenerational Jazz Jam at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, is led by Artistic Director, producer, and pianist Eli Yamin who says, “We are excited to feature Knoel Scott this month at Intergenerational Jazz Jam celebrating Bird. Knoel embodies jazz power and gave us the inspiration for Message From Saturn, our musical about the healing power of the blues. Knoel has been playing in Harlem for years and around the world with the Sun Ra Arkestra and is an engaging and entertaining storyteller, bluesman and serious bebop practitioner. Through his original compositions and arrangements of Bird tunes, Knoel will show how Bird inspired and continues to inspire him. There will be fire, intelligence and soul up in here and after Knoel’s featured set at 2, we’ll open up the stage for community members to sit in on a Bird tune or with a poem or dance in the bebop tradition. Come one and come all.”
Intergenerational Jazz Jam is produced monthly on the second Sunday by Jazz Power Initiative in collaboration with National Jazz Museum in Harlem, preserving, promoting and presenting jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. The Jams are partly sponsored by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone with support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Intergenerational Jazz Jam brings together singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and audiences of all ages to experience the power of jazz, community and swing!
National Jazz Museum in Harlem located at 58 West 129th Street, New York City. Donations to the museum are suggested. $10 adults. $5 students and seniors.