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New York’s Oldest Jazz Jazzmobiles SUMMERFEST 2022 Series Concludes Season


As part of its ongoing SUMMERFEST 2022 series, Jazzmobile, New York’s oldest jazz education/performance organization, in association with the City Parks Foundation.

Presents the Charlie Parker Festival, featuring Dallas-born, Grammy-nominated singer Jazzmeia Horn and her Noble Force at Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Opening for Ms. Horn will be Brooklyn tap dancer/DJ/educator Calvin Booker and Friends.

Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition in 2013 and 2015, Horn burst onto the jazz scene by combining the bebop vocal fluidity of Betty Carter and the elegant phrasing of Sarah Vaughan in her own distinct voice. .

Horn has worked with an impressive number of jazz stars, including Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon and James Morrison.

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His three recordings as a leader include A social call, Love and Liberation, and Dear lovewhich featured the debut of Noble Force, his 15-piece big band.

Recipient of an NAACP Image Award, Horn published his first book, Strive from within: the Jazzmeia Horn approach in 2020.

A professional tap dancer since the age of seven, Calvin Booker is an alumnus of the famed Fiorello LaGuardia High School Music & Art and the Performing Arts.

He attended SUNY Purchase University and was an original member of Brooklyn’s Creative Outlet: Dance Theater and the tap group The Young Hoofers.

Booker has performed throughout New York City, including the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space, and has taught in Russia, Italy, London, and St. Maarten, WI. A member of Arts-in-Education NYC and the Brooklyn Arts Council, Booker starred in the Broadway hit, “FELA,” and is currently an instructor at Global Dance NYC.

Other Jazzmobile SUMMERFEST 2022 concerts this week at Grant’s Tomb at Riverside Drive and West 122nd St. include Harlem singer, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris and his quartet on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7 p.m., and multiple Grammy nominee , Latin drummer/percussionist/bandleader/jazz educator Bobby Sanabria and his Multiverse Big Band will perform on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, also at 7:00 p.m.

Jazzmobile’s 58th annual Summerfest 2022 series, New York’s longest continuous jazz festival, features free concerts across New York’s five boroughs, featuring nearly thirty jazz stars and emerging talent from July 6 through August 31, 2022.

Founded in 1964 by the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, pianist, Dr. Billy Taylor, and philanthropist and arts administrator, Ms. Daphne Arnstein, along with NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Heath, Jazzmobile is America’s premier arts and culture organization non-profit. organization created just for jazz through performances, workshops, masterclasses, lecture demonstrations and artistic enrichment programs.

For more information, please visit www.Jazzmobile.org.

Photo credit: 1) Jazzmeia Horn. 2) Allan Harris. 3) Bobby Sanabria.

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