Past Event

Harlem Swings!

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music Presents

Harlem Swings with Jimmy Heath, Ethan Iverson, Aaron Diehl, Dominick Farinacci and Peter Evans Featuring new interpretations of music from The Savory Collection Supported by the National Endowment of the Arts

Location: The Manhattan School of Music, Studio 610
122nd Street and Broadway (NW Corner)

The music of The Savory Collection returns to its Harlem roots with this concert presented in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music. A stellar constellation of stars gathered to create new interpretations of the music that jazz enthusiast and audio engineer, Bill Savory, recorded off the air in the 1930's and 40's. Comprised of over 1,000 recordings, the collection features music by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller and Billie Holiday among others. The music from the collection had not been heard since their original broadcast until the National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired it in 2010, and made it available for listening at their premises. With the support of the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem has created a concert series featuring contemporary musicians riffing off of the original recordings and making them relevant to new audiences.

Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone
Ethan Iverson, piano
Peter Evans, trumpet
Aaron Diehl, piano
Dominick Farinacci, trumpet
Charenee Wade, vocals
Sam Pluta, piano/electronics
Paul Sikivie, bass
Ron Stabinsky, piano

Manhattan School of Music students:
Benny Benack, trumpet
Jon Hatamiya, trombone
Patrick Bartley, saxophone

Check out footage from the concert here!