Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival which will run May 7 – 13, 2012. ”The prestige of the past. The pulse of the present.”
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Re-creates Small’s Paradise Featuring Concerts, Jam Sessions and Educational Events.
The events are scheduled to be held throughout Harlem, from the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.
The first night will be on May 7, at 9:00 pm Harlem After Dark – Small’s (Re)Created: Harlem After Dark featuring vocalists Johnny O’Neal, Sachal Vasandani, Umar Hassan (The Last Poets) and The Tap Messengers. ”Harlem After Dark is a journey back into the heydays of Harlem. In a joint effort between Revive Music and Jazzmobile, Small’s Paradise will revisit the experience and live music of the 1030s and 1040s, presenting a retrospective concert with a modern day twist incorporating vocal numbers, tap dancing and an after-hours jam session.”
The festivities with various performers will continue nightly until May 13th.
For more information and the full schedule please click here:
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.