• Our deepest condolences to the Marsalis family.
    Ellis Marsalis: 1934-2020

    Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and father of musicians Branford, Delfayo, Jason, and NJMH board member Wynton Marsalis, has died at the age of 85.

    Our Board of Trustees, staff, artistic team of Christian McBride & Jon Batiste, and the entire National Jazz Museum in Harlem community extends our deepest condolences to the Marsalis family at this challenging time.

  • Museum Closed until further notice – Check website for live-streaming details

    Dear National Jazz Museum in Harlem Supporters, Friends, Volunteers, Members and Community,

    COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the source of great anxiety in our city and, indeed, across the globe. As a result, and in consultation with our Board of Trustees, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem has decided, in the interest of our entire community,  the Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

    HOWEVER! We will continue to offer programming via livestream.

    Even in the midst of this uncertainty, we remain committed to supporting artists and providing the very highest quality programming. As is our tradition, we provide this free-of-charge.

    We have also decided to move our annual benefit concert to a livestreamed virtual Gala to be held on May 20. Watch our website and your inbox for details including featured artists, honorees and sponsorship opportunities. We encourage you to consider watching with friends from home. Should circumstances permit, perhaps join a virtual or in-person “watch party.”

     

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is deeply grateful for your attendance at our events, your support of our work and our mission, and your commitment to art. This sustains us, as we hope we help to sustain you.

    Remember to reach out to your community of loved ones, friends and colleagues during these interesting times. Share our programminglink with them. Connect, check-in and take care of each other.

     

    As this situation evolves, we will communicate updates via eblast and on our website.

     

    We wish you health and safety,

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Tracy Hyter-Suffern

    Executive Director

     

     

  • Monthly Events!

    Join us every month for our First Saturday Jam Session with David Durrah and an Intergenerational Jazz Jam.

Latest News
March 12, 2020

Dear National Jazz Museum in Harlem Supporters, Friends, Volunteers, Members and Community, COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the source of great anxiety in our city and, indeed, across the…

Today In Jazz
April 5

Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine is born 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA. Drummer Stan Levey is born in Philadelphia, PA in 1925. Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records “Sweethearts on Parade” featuring tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, 1939. Johnny Hodges records Johnny Hodges and All the Duke’s Men with trumpeter Roy Eldridge, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and pianist/arranger Billy Strayhorn, 1958.