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    March 3, 2014 Jazz Museum and Children’s Museum Collaboration Featured in the New York Times

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s upcoming exhibit in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is the subject of the recent NYTimes ArtsBeat piece “Children’s Museum to Showcase Harlem’s Role in Jazz.” “Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street” will focus on the key figures of the Harlem Renaissance and feature a jazz club, ballroom and theatre as well as countless hands-on art and music making activities. Most of all, the exhibit will be pulsing continuously with live jazz music.

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    February 5, 2014 NJMH Artistic Director-At-Large featured in The New Yorker

    Jonathan Batiste, artistic director-at-large of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, was recently featured in a piece by Nick Paumgarten entitled “Reunion” for the Talk of the Town section of the magazine. The story highlights the NYC reunion of Batiste with fellow New Orleans musician and long-time friend Troy Andrews, also known as Trombone Shorty.

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    January 21, 2014 The National Jazz Museum’s Jonathan Batiste to Receive Award at the Apollo Theater

    On January 31st at 7pm Jonathan Batiste, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Artistic Director At-Large, will receive the Apollo Theater’s Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Legacy Award. The award ceremony and a performance by Jonathan are part of the Apollo Theater’s “Friday Night in Harlem”, a Super Bowl celebration and mega-concert featuring performances by Regina Belle, Cecil Bridgewater, Arturo O’Farrill and more!

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    November 22, 2013 Longtime NJMH partner and author James McBride wins National Book Award!

    Congratulations to author James McBride for winning the National Book Award for “The Good Lord Bird.” Check out this video from our event with James celebrating the book with spiritual, stomping, swinging music inspired by John Brown!

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    October 28, 2013 Jon Batiste and NJMH featured in the Wall Street Journal

    Read about Jon’s philosophy behind “Social Music”, “love riots”, growing up in NOLA, and his Jazz Is: Now! series.

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    October 22, 2013 Jonathan Batiste and NJMH featured in the New York Times

    Read about Jon’s new album, his New Orleans roots and the best spots to catch music in the city including The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

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    October 11, 2013 The National Jazz Museum in Harlem on CUNY TV

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem featured on the CUNY TV’s Arts in the City monthly special. Air date October 11 at 8:30 PM.

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    October 7, 2013 New York Times Feature

    View the museum’s most recent feature in the New York Times

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    July 15, 2013 Leonard Garment, R.I.P. (1924-2013)

    The lawyer, advisor and counsel to Presidents, arts advocate, jazz saxophonist, and founder of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, passed away peacefully at his New York City home this past Saturday, at the age of 89.

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