Past Event

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Ellington & Strayhorn Session

Calling jazz musicians of all ages! The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to join us Saturday, December 3rd for Saturday Sessions. Presented in partnership with The Jazz Foundation of America Gig Fund, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is proud to present monthly jam sessions led by the David Durrah Quartet featuring music exclusively from the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn songbook.

Grab your instrument, bring a chart, and build your chops with a community of budding contemporary musicians and living legends a we give homage to Harlem’s jazz giants. Don’t play an instrument? Don’t fret. Saturday Sessions are a space for jazz musicians and fans alike. Grab a latté, a seat, and soak up an afternoon dedicated to vibrant live music scene here in Harlem. Let’s jam!

$10.00 Suggested Donation

Series Description
Saturday Sessions

Get into the swing of things. In keeping with Harlem’s tradition of artist salons and after-hours performances, Saturday Sessions are designed as an informal creative space for musicians to connect with mentors and jam together.  Join us every first Saturday of the month at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem as we play modern takes on the timeless music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Proudly supported by The Jazz Foundation of America Gig Fund, from performance opportunities to emergency living expenses to medical care to housing, the Jazz Foundation offers a variety of programs and assistance for jazz and blues musicians in need.

The Ellington/Strayhorn Session is presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.