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    Harlem lost a bona fide treasure.

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Latest News
July 5, 2016

For three Wednesdays in June, Museum Co-Artistic Director Jon Batiste returned with his innovative Jazz Is: Now! interactive concert celebrations.  With three different band configurations, Batiste performed and presented to capacity audiences…

Today In Jazz
July 27

On this date in 1956, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean records Lights Out!, his second album as a leader. His quintet is nearly untouchable: Besides McLean’s acidic alto, there’s Donald Byrd on trumpet, Elmo Hope on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums.