York College Blue Notes at Minton's
Jul 05, 2008
from 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Minton's Playhouse on West 118 Street.|
|Contact Name||Tom Zlabinger|
Everyone is invited.
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World Record-Breaking Jazz Marathon at Minton's Playhouse, July 4-July 6, 2008
Performing at Minton's, the birthplace of bebop, is an honor and a pleasure. But to possibly be in the Guinness Book of World Records alongside some of the greatest living jazz legends today takes it over the top! So catch some of these jazz giants in this famous venue. Admission is a suggested $10 donation which goes to the Minton's Mentors Foundation.
Uptown Lounge at Minton's Playhouse, in support of its education-focused Minton's Mentors Foundation, hosts a world record-breaking jazz event by programming 48 consecutive hours of jazz performances from Friday, July 4 at 12 noon until Sunday, July 6 at 12 midnight. Featured artists who have pledged support include Cyrus Chestnut, Grady Tate, Melba Moore, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Geri Allen, Mala Waldron, Cal Payne Project, George Gray, Patience Higgins, Kiane Zawadi, Eli Fountain, Jack Jeffers, Marvel Allen, Tom Zlabinger and the York College Blue Notes and more. As artist lists are finalized, updates and a final schedule
The Guinness Book of World Records will be on-hand to monitor the event.
During the daytime hours between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Minton's will host Community Picnics outside of Minton's Playhouse on West 118 Street. Additionally, a complimentary continental breakfast will be served from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. during the marathon.
Proceeds from the event benefit Minton's Mentors Foundation's educational activities, which include jazz camps, master classes, family concerts, podcasts, artistic residencies, and a partnership with South Africa's Fort Hare University.
For more information, to sign up to perform, or to inquire about donating to Minton's Mentors Foundation, please email Cedric Rose
Minton's Mentors Foundation is dedicated to educating and supporting our youth and the Harlem community by building awareness of the history and significance of jazz. Minton's Mentors' outreach initiatives include jazz camps, family-oriented jazz programming, lectures by jazz educators and journalists, an international partnership with pianist Hotep Idris Galeta at South Africa's Fort Hare University, and Artistic Residency posts held by Onaje Allan Gumbs and by Buster Williams.