Past Event

Lee Konitz – Harlem Speaks

Join Charlie Parker Jazz Festival artist Lee Konitz, who turns 90 this year,  for Harlem Speaks, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s signature oral history interview program.


This event is presented in partnership with the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and Summerstage. You can catch Lee Konitz at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on August 26. Click for more


Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz, a premiere alto saxophonist, started out in Chicago, where he put a lot of hours into learning his craft. His early work saw him playing with Claude Thornhill Orchestra (arranged by Gil Evans), Stan Kenton’s Orchestra, pianist Lennie Tristano, and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra. He would then break out on his own, amassing a staggering list of essential jazz credentials as a sideman and leader.