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Music Mondays @ the Dwyer, a partnership with Nation of Imagination, features composer/trombonist Craig Harris with a stellar ensemble of musicians playing his original works. The inspiration for the Music Mondays @ the Dwyer series is “musicians need somewhere to play on a Monday night in Harlem and the Dwyer is the perfect place.” The current line-up, which may feature guest musicians, includes Richard Fairfax, Jay Rodriguez, James Stewart, Eddie Allen, Shareef Clayton, Pete Drungle, Tony Lewis and Al McDowell. The 90-minute set starts at 8:30pm every 2nd and 4th Monday each month. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

October  
Fri. 21st Peace Thru Jazz!
Celebrating the Music of Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre
Arts & Education Continuum, in conjunction with the Contemporary African American Music Organization, is proud to present an octet under the direction of Craig S. Harris and his performing the music of Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street, New York, New York (at Second Avenue). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Arts & Education Continuum, in conjunction with the Contemporary African American Music Organization, is proud to present a 10-piece ensemble under the direction of Craig S. Harris performing the music of Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street, New York, New York (at Second Avenue). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre was a tireless jazz composer, orchestrator and educator. He wrote over 350 compositions, and recorded 12 albums as a leader, performing on alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, oboe and bassoon.

This year we mark several anniversaries – the 80th year since his birth, the 10th year since his death, and the 40th year since he founded the Department of Performing Arts at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury -- one of the country's first departments dedicated to the arts in the African American tradition.

This performance will focus on Makanda’s skills as a composer and an arranger. For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to www.mkmjazz.com.
Craig Harris - Trombone / Musical Director
Richard Harper – Piano
Andy Boehmke - Piano
Eddie Allen - Trumpet
Jay Rodriquez - Reeds
James Stewart - Reeds
Richard Fairfax - Reeds
Calvin Jones - Bass
Tony Lewis - Drums
Napolean Revels-Bey - Drums
June
Sun. 19th The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
www.thecolonialtheatre.org
God's Trombones
March
15th thru 19th Laika Fatien Tour
Musical Director
 
February
Sat. 5th
3:00pm
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Rd.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Daniels Performance Center - McConnell Theater
Souls Within The Veil
January
Sun. 9th
4:00pm to
5:00pm
SMC Café
Saint Matthew’s Community A.M.E. Church of Hollis
203-11 Hollis Avenue
Hollis, New York 11412

Tailgaters Tales
Craig Harris-Trombone
Adam Klipple-Keyboards
Damon DueWhite-Drums
Jaribu Shahid-Bass


Mon. 17th
6:00pm
Symphony Space
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY
JCC presents
Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.symphonyspace.org


Excerpts from God’s Trombones
18th thru 22nd Birdland
315 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
birdlandjazz.com


David Murray Big Band




Date City & Venue Performance
June
Fri. 11th Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York NY 10011
Start Time: 7:00pm
www.rmanyc.org/nav/calendar/filter

Harlem in the Himalayas
October
Sun. 10th Jazz in the Valley 2010
Kerhonkson, NY
www.transartinc.org/jazz-in-valley.html

Didgeridoo Quartet
Sun. 17th Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West
New York, New York 10027
3:00pm – Donation $10.00
3 on 3 Series
Craig Harris & the Saints and Ain’ts Brass Band
Craig Harris – Trombone
Alfred Patterson – Trombone
Curtis Fowlkes – Trombone
Gary Valente – Trombone
Joe Daley – Euphonium
Bob Stewart – Tuba
Adam Klipple – Keyboards

November
Thur. 4th NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner
Hilton Hotel
NYC

 
December
16 thru 19 Harlem Stage at The Gate House
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031
(212) 281-9240
www.harlemstage.org

GODS TROMBONES


Date City & Venue Performance
July
Fri. 10th Marcus Garvey Park
Jazz Mobile
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Admission: Free

THE NATION OF IMAGINATION
June
Tues. 16th Dwyer Cultural Center located at
258 St. Nicholas Avenue @123rd Street
NYC
212-459-1854
7:00pm
Voices In My Head


Date City & Venue Performance
December
Dec. 5 - 7:30
Dec. 6 - 7:30
Dec. 7 - 3:00
Harlem Stage at The Gate House
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031
(212) 281-9240
www.harlemstage.org
GODS TROMBONES


Date City & Venue Performance
January
Wed. 24th Tri-Harlenium Symposium - 1996-2006
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
NYC
7:00pm
Seating is limited, so remember to RSVP to
Community Works at 212-459-1854 or mc@communityworksnyc.org

 
February
  Tri-Harlenium Symposium
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
(135th St. and Lenox Avenue)
NYC
7:00pm - in the Langston Hughes Auditorium.
Seating is limited, so remember to RSVP to
Community Works at 212-459-1854 or mc@communityworksnyc.org


 
14th - 24th South Africa Heritage Festival
South Africa
www.blackhistorymonthjazzheritage.com/index.html

Performing with
Randy Weston's African Rhythms Quintet and
the Jeff King Band
March
Fri. 23rd Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center
1172-17 Linden Blvd.
Merrick Blvd & Linden Blvd.
Queens NY
8:00pm

 
April
Fri. 20th Assen - festival Netherlands Tour
THE SUPER KW!NTET

David Murray – tenor
Craig Harris - trombone
Jamaaladeen Tacuma – bass
Calvin Weston – drums
Jan Kuiper - guitar
Sat. 21st Rotterdam – Lantaren – Venster - club
Sun. 22nd Middelburg - club
Tue. 24th Groningen - Oosterpoort - theatre
Wed. 25th Amsterdam – BIM huis - jazzclub
Thur. 26th Leeuwarden – Hot House Redbad -theatre
Fri. 27th Tilburg - Paradox club
Sat. 28th


Utrecht - SJU huis club
June
25 & 26 Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031
T 212 650 6900
F 212 862 4600
For tickets: 212-650-7100
www.aarondavishall.org

Avery Brooks Project
Craig Harris - Musical Director & performer.
Fri. 29th Celebrate Brooklyn
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
7:00pm - FREE

CRAIG HARRIS & THE NATION OF IMAGINATION
August
  TriHarLenium:
A Sound Portrait of Harlem
1976-2006

featuring
The Nation of Imagination band

 
Fri. 17th Lincoln Center Out of Doors
6:00pm
Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 66th streets
New York City
 
Sun. 19th Harlem Day
3:00pm
135th St. and 5th Ave.
New York City
 
Thur. 23rd Morningside Park
6:30pm
114th St. and Morningside Ave.
New York City
 
Thur. 30th Museum of the City of New York
7:00pm
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.
New York City

 
September
Thur. 6th Harlem State Smmerstage
5:30pm
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza
163 W. 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
New York City

 
Sun. 16th with Oliver Lake Big Band
Lake George Jazz Festival
Shepard Park & Canada St.
Lake George, NY

 
October
Sat. 20th w/Geri Allen
The Healing of the Nations
Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
80 Forsyth Street NW
Atlanta, GA
www.rialtocenter.org/

THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS
A sacred jazz suite composed by Geri Allen.
November
Mon. 12th Nazareth College Arts Center
Rochester, NY
SONGS OF THE SPIRIT 07
A presentation of music from the diverse cultures and spiritual traditions of the world.

Craig Harris – Trombone, Musical Director
Adam Klipple - Keyboards
Calvin Jones - Bass
Tony Lewis – Drums

Hugh Masekela
Odetta
Frank London & Lorin Sklamberg of
The Klezmatics
Haale
Tracy Grammer
The Shangilia Children's Choir of Kenya
Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery
Tue. 13th St. Mary’s Church
Oswego, NY
Wed. 14th Broome County Forum Theatre
Binghamton, NY
Fri. 16th Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
Sat. 17th Troy Savings Bank Music Hal
Troy, NY
Sun. 18th Paramount Center for the Arts
Peekskill, NY
December
13 thru 16 APOLLO THEATER
253 West 125th Street
Harlem, New York 10027
Events Hotline: 212-531-5301
www.apollotheater.com
GODS TROMBONES
   




Date City & Venue Performance
February
24th Fri. THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR
RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
(135th St. and Lenox Avenue)
in the Langston Hughes Auditorium.
FREE

TAILGATERS TALES
April
Thur. 6th &
Fri. 7th
APOLLO THEATER
253 West 125th Street
Harlem, New York 10027
Events Hotline: 212-531-5301
www.apollotheater.com

GODS TROMBONES
Fri. 14th &
Sat. 15th
WILLIAMS COLLEGE '62
Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-597-2425
www.williams.edu/go/62center/index.php

GODS TROMBONES
June
Thur. 29th Private Party
Orlando, FL.

 
August
Thur. 31st Willisau Jazz Fest. - Willisau, Switzerland with The World Saxophone Quartet

September
Fri. 1st

Jazz A La Villette - Paris, France

with The World Saxophone Quartet

Sun. 10th Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
The State University of New Jersey
Camden, NJ
856-225-2700
www.ruarts.org
3:00pm
$25 reserved seating.
Healing of the Nations
with Geri Allen.
A sacred jazz suite composed by
Geri Allen.
World debut.
November
Tue. 14th Tri-Harlenium Symposium - 1976-1986
Columbia University's Jerome Greene Hall
435 W. 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
7:00pm
Seating is limited, so remember to RSVP to Community Works at 212-459-1854 or mc@communityworksnyc.org


The exciting inaugural symposium/performance/reception for TriHarLenium, an extraordinary musical composition being created about the last three decades of Harlem by noted composer and musician, Craig S. Harris and the first commissioned piece of Community Works' harlem is. Music project. The evening will feature a symposium of diverse panelists discussing the 1976-1986 decade of Harlem's history, an excerpt performance of the TriHarLenium piece, and a reception to follow. You don't want to miss the inauguration of this groundbreaking project!

Thur. 16th NAACP Legal Defense Fund's
National Equal Justice Award Dinner
New York City
 
December
Mon. 11th Tri-Harlenium Symposium - 1986-1996
Museum of City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.
NYC
Seating is limited, so remember to RSVP to Community Works at 212-459-1854 or mc@communityworksnyc.org
 


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