To cap off our celebration of Tayari Jones' novel Silver Sparrow, as part of the NEA's Big Read, we will be screening Julie Dash's groundbreaking Daughters of the Dust . Set in the legendary Sea Islands off the South Carolina/Georgia coast in...
Founded in 1973 by King Oliver's trombonist/blues singer Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer, HBJB is dedicated to keeping the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. One of the longest...
Led by drummer and composer Art Lillard, Blue Heaven is an energetic blues and swing ensemble that plays standard and not-so-standard numbers, written by such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young. ...
Antigone in Ferguson is a free, outdoor, interactive performance of Sophocles' Antigone, featuring acclaimed actors and a gospel choir of citizens, police officers, activists, and members of the faith community from Ferguson and Brooklyn. ...
A contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez, Orlando Marin is the only Latin orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo still performing regularly. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of...
Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians blend New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and...
The Flea returns for the fourth year in a row. Rain or shine. Unless it's an absurd amount of rain.
A Public Space
A fusion of Cuban son, Guaracha, Dominican merengue and bachata and Jamaican Reggae. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, August 3.
The driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, psychedelia, folk and more. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, August 10.