• Education
    Born in Harlem!

    Each day at 1:00pm (M-F) the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Education and Collections Manager will present “Born in Harlem.” $10.00 per person, 5 people minimum.

  • Valdés Exhibit
    Bebo Valdés: Giant of Cuban Music

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s exhibit, Bebo Valdés: Giant of Cuban Music, is open Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm in our Visitors Center.

     

  • NJMH Membership
    Join the family!

    NOW IS THE TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015. Help preserve and spread the joy of jazz. Perks include merchandise, discounted ticket prices and invitations to members-only events.

Latest News
March 30, 2015

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem will be closed on Friday, April 3rd, 2015. We will return to our regular hours on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. We apologize for any…

Today In Jazz
April 1

Baritone saxophonist Harry Carney is born in 1910 in Boston, MA. Harry gets the almost-out chorus (right before altoist Tab Smith’s unaccompanied final chorus). Trumpeter/bandleader/fellow Ellingtonian Cootie Williams is the first to record a Thelonious Monk composition, “Epistrophy,” in 1942. Multi-reed player/educator John LaPorta is born in Philadelphia, PA in 1920. Multi-reed player/educator John LaPorta is born in Philadelphia, PA in 1920.

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