The 58th Annual Jazzmobile Summerfest | July 6th – Aug. 31st, 2022

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Jazzmobile’s SUMMERFEST 2022, New York City’s Longest Running
Jazz Concert Series, Returns with Free Live Music in Parks
Across the Five Boroughs Throughout July and August

Celebrating Rachel Robinson’s 100th Birthday, the New York Premiere
of A Marcus Garvey Documentary and
A Rare Appearance by The Last Poets

Dedicated to the Late Pianist/Educator Barry Harris;
Promoter and Jazzmobile’s
1st Employee Jim Harrison; and Long-time Jazzmobile
Volunteers Rudy Valdez and Madelyn Evelyn

HARLEM, NY, July 5, 2022 – It’s Summer, that special time when New York City opens its vast array of parks and outdoor spaces to the sound of music. Jazzmobile returns with its 58th annual Summerfest series, which takes over a myriad of stages throughout the city’s five boroughs with a dancing and diverse assemblage of nearly 30 jazz stars and emerging talents from July 6 to August 31. The much-anticipated return of Jazzmobile presents audiences with another year of Free top-notch musical performances that parallel New York City’s dynamic diversity – from straight-ahead, Latin, post-bop, blues, swing and beyond.

This summer’s lineup includes pianists Cyrus Chestnut, Nat Adderley, Jr, Danny Mixon and Marc Cary; trombonists Craig Harris and Wycliffe Gordon; drummers Bobby Sanabria and Winard Harper; saxophonists Antonio Hart, T.K. Blue, Houston Person; flutist Claudia Hayden; trumpeter Jeremy Pelt; bassists Dezron Douglas and Jamaaladeen Tacuma; and vocalists Antoinette Montague, Allan Harris, Lynette Washington and Jazzmeia Horn.

Jazzmobile resumes its long-time Harlem residencies at Grant’s Tomb on Wednesdays and at Marcus Garvey Park on Fridays. Summerfest also returns to Central Park for its annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill collaboration, with the Central Park Conservancy, featuring vocalist Tammy McCann with Antonio Hart leading his quartet and the Jimmy Heath Legacy Band. Other Jazzmobile venues include the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, Bryant Park, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 500 MacDonough Street Block Association, Co-op City, Louis Armstrong House Museum (Corona), Yonkers Waterfront and the 32nd Precinct on West 135th Street in Harlem.

Other special co-presentations include a historic collaboration between avant-garde bassist Tacuma and his Sounds of Resistance; the legendary/revolutionary, proto-rap/spoken-word pioneers The Last Poets with rap founding father DJ Caz, in association with City Parks Foundation|SummerStage; and the New York premiere of the Black Star Line Films documentary, African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey, starring Danny Glover, Usain Bolt and Fred Hampton, Jr., both at Marcus Garvey Park. In association with the Historic Harlem Parks, the 100th birthday of Rachel Robinson, the elegant wife of baseball and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson, will be marked at the Jackie Robinson Bandshell in upper Harlem on July 19, with a concert featuring the winner of the 2005 Jazzmobile Anheuser-Busch Jazz Vocal Competition, Lynette Washington.

All SUMMERFEST concerts are free, weather permitting and subject to change; they are possible, in part, thanks to the support of sponsors, co-presenters and media partners.

2022 SUMMERFEST SCHEDULE
JULY

WED JULY 6 | 7PM
NAT ADDERLEY, JR. QUARTET
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI JULY 8 | 7PM
CRAIG HARRIS: HARLEM NIGHT SONGS
& PRESENTATION OF “JAZZ JOURNALIST AWARD”
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

SAT JULY 9 | 4-5PM
ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE & DANNY MIXON
500 MACDONOUGH ST BLOCK ASSOC., BROOKLYN

WED JULY 13 | 7PM
ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE EXPERIENCE
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI JULY 15 | 7PM
MARC CARY QUARTET
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

SAT JULY 16 | 2-5PM
“TAKE ME TO THE WATER” WITH DRUMMING, GOSPEL, BLUES & JAZZ!
PRESENTED BY HARLEM ONE STOP & JAZZMOBILE WITH:
THE DENNY FARRELL RIVERBANK STATE PARK, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 145TH ST., HARLEM

SAT JULY 16 | 2-4PM
DR. MAMBO AN EXPERIENCE
PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSAL TEMPLE FOR THE ARTS WITH JAZZMOBILE
SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER, 1000 RICHMOND TERRACE, STATEN ISLAND

TUE JULY 19 | 7PM
LYNETTE WASHINGTON: CELEBRATING RACHEL ROBINSON’S 100TH BIRTHDAY
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HISTORIC HARLEM PARKS At JACKIE ROBINSON PARK BANDSHELL, BRADHURST AVE. NEAR 14TH ST.

WED JULY 20 | 7PM
WINARD HARPER & JELI POSSE
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI JULY 22 | 7PM
JEREMY PELT QUARTET
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

TUE JULY 26 | 7PM
JAZZ FORUM ALL-STARTS CELEBRATE BRASIL
CO-OP CITY @ Co-Op City Boulevard
Section 2 Greenway | Across from Little League Field
BRONX

WED JULY 27 | 7PM
HOUSTON PERSON QUARTET
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI JULY 29 | 7PM
CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

AUGUST

TUE AUGUST 2 | 7PM
“NATIONAL NIGHT OUT” CLAUDIA HAYDEN PROJECT
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HARLEM MUSIC FESTIVAL and the 32ND PCT. WEST 135TH ST. BETWEEN FREDERICK DOUGLASS & ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR. BLVDS., HARLEM

TUE AUGUST 2 | 7PM
BOBBY SANABRIA QUARTETO ACHÉ!
CO-OP CITY@ Co-op City Boulevard
Section 2 Greenway | Across from Little League Field
BRONX

WED AUGUST 3 | 7 PM
DEZRON DOUGLAS QUARTET
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI AUGUST 5 | 7PM
T.K. BLUE & “PLANET BLUU”
MARCUS GARVEY PARK,5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

WED AUGUST 10 | 7PM
Surprise Guest: “… A FORMER JAZZ PIANO PRODIGY WHO IS TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM”
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI AUGUST 12 | 7PM
WYCLIFFE GORDON QUARTET
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

SAT AUGUST 13 | 4-7PM
GREAT JAZZ ON THE GREAT HILL: TAMMY McCANN, ANTONIO HART QUARTET & THE JIMMY HEATH LEGACY BAND!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY, A HARLEM WEEK EVENT,
ON THE GREAT HILL IN CENTRAL PARK @ CENTRAL PARK WEST & 106TH ST., HARLEM

WED AUGUST 17 | 7PM
HARLEM/HAVANA MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
A HARLEM WEEK EVENT
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

WED AUGUST 17 | 7PM
NY PREMIER OF “AFRICAN REDEMPTION:
THE LIFE & LEGACY OF MARCUS GARVEY”
PRESENTED BY BLACK STAR LINE FILM, JAZZMOBILE, and HARLEM WEEK, IN ASSOCIATION WITH: 20THANNIVERSARY OF IMAGENATION FILM FESTIVAL
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

THU AUGUST 18 | 6-9PM
THE LAST POETS WITH JAMAALADEEN TACUMA’S BAND OF RESISTANCE | IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE | THE HARLEM BOMB SHELTER | DJ GREG CAZ
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUMMERSTAGE & HARLEM WEEK
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

FRI AUGUST 19 | 6-9PM
OMAR EDWARDS: TAP MASTER | LATASHA BARNES: EXCERPTS FROM THE JAZZ CONTINUUM
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUMMERSTAGE
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

WED AUGUST 24 | 7 PM
ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST., HARLEM

FRI AUGUST 26 | 7 PM
JAZZMEIA HORN AND HER NOBLE FORCE WITH CALVIN BOOKER ON TAP & FRIENDS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHARLIE PARKER FESTIVAL | SUMMERSTAGE
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, 5TH AVE. & WEST 124TH ST., HARLEM

WED AUGUST 31 | 7 PM MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED BOBBY SANABRIA MULTIVERSE BIG BAND
GRANT’S TOMB, RIVERSIDE DR. & WEST 122ND ST, HARLEM

ABOUT JAZZMOBILE: Jazzmobile was founded by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor, Philanthropist and Arts Administrator, Ms. Daphne Arnstein with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath in 1964. It is the oldest not for profit organization created with a mission just for Jazz. Jazzmobile’s mission is to present, preserve, promote, and propagate America’s classical music Jazz.

For 58 years, Jazzmobile has been presenting world-class musicians and clinicians, further developing the pioneering free quality jazz programs started by our founders. They are: SUMMERFEST (NYC’s longest running jazz festival), which has for decades brought free programs to underserved neighborhoods in all five boroughs, on city streets and in city parks; SJW, Saturday Jazz Workshops, have provided theory classes and performance training from young students, to emerging performers for over 50 years training “the next” generation of jazz artists, both professionals or hobbyists. For the non-musician, the organization offers “Jazz in the First Person,” a series of lecture demonstrations designed to introduce jazz music as a music appreciation course for toddlers to seniors. Jazzmobile’s education programs were all designed to be mobile, and like the core performance programs, are free to students and audiences, making them also accessible to underserved communities.

Similar organizations, large and small, continue to emulate Jazzmobile’s core programs – Jazz at Lincoln Center, the (former) Thelonious Monk Institute, The Jazz Program at the Kennedy Center (co-founded by Dr. Billy Taylor) to name just three. Over the years, Jazzmobile and its programs have toured nationally and internationally – thanks to corporate and government support.

Jazzmobile will move into its new offices in the National Urban League Empowerment Center on West 125th Street, scheduled to open by 2024. The new location will enable Jazzmobile to continue to expand its core and new programs such as on-line education and performance programs. Jazzmobile will also be one of the art and culture organizations in residence at the Victoria Theater Center. Both are located in Central Harlem on West 125th Street. www.jazzmobile.org

Carolyn McClair Public Relations

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