CANCELED: Nicholas Payton
Due to the winter storm, this event has been canceled. If we are able to reschedule this event we will post the new date on our our website.
GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter, pianist, and composer Nicholas Payton is considered one of the top trumpeters of our time. Payton describes his latest release, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, as a meditation on “the resilience of black people and African culture.” In addition to his work with artists ranging from Trey Anastasio and Ray Brown, to Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Wayne Shorter, he is also proficient in settings from solo performances and duos all the way to a 21-piece big band and his own full orchestral work, the 43-year-old, New Orleans-based trumpeter again displays his penchant for blending an array of related Afrodiasporic styles—Bebop, Swing, the Great American Songbook, New Orleans second-line, Mardi Gras Indian, Instrumental Soul, Rhythm-and-Blues, Urban, Hip-Hop, and various dialects of Central America and the Caribbean—into a focused, unitary sound that is entirely identifiable as his. He tells his stories with the clarity of line, idiomatic authority and thrilling tone that has been his trademark since his teens.
$10.00 Suggested Donation
Desert Island Discs
In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality. See the full series schedule here.