Past Event

Echoes of Harlem: Classic Jazz Treasures featuring Loren Schoenberg

A NJMH and Stanford Live Informance Presents
Echoes of Harlem: Classic Jazz Treasures featuring Loren Schoenberg

After a 30-year quest The National Jazz Museum of Harlem was proud to acquire The Savory Collection in 2010. Comprised of over 1,000 recordings taken off the air between 1935 and 1940, these tunes have never been heard since their initial broadcast. The collection features new music by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller and Billie Holiday.

Not content to consign the discovery of this music to the history books and recreation, the NJMH initiated, with the support of the National Endowment of the Arts, a series of concerts featuring young musicians riffing off of the original recordings, and taking them into the present.

The series made it's West Coast debut at CSMA (in collaboration with Stanford University) on November 20th with ECHOES OF HARLEM featuring some of the Bay Area musicians at which a variety of instrumentalists riffed along with, and off of the classic Savory Collection recordings. You could hear the past meeting the present with intimations of the future!


Loren Schoenberg, tenor sax
Hamir Atwal, drums
John Wiitala, bass
Ben Goldberg, clarinets
Jeffrey Burr, guitar
Erik Jekabson, trumpet