Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2011
THE PRESTIGE OF THE PAST. THE PULSE OF THE PRESENT.
Exhilarating and exciting. Subtle and profound. It moves along and you move with it, tapping your feet to an infectious beat. The music, the crowd, the setting - it washes over you and you listen in awe to the shocking originality, the sheer virtuosity of it all. Jazz. It isn't just music, it's a way of life.
The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile present the HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES festival - "The Apple's" latest entry into the annals of what makes New York the epicenter of the Jazz world, globally. This 7-day festival celebrates the classic clubs and venues that made Harlem USA the jazz mecca beginning in the 1920's. It's a nostalgic look back at the greatness of the past, but this festival's pulse is the present, showcasing an amazing range of today's top and emerging talent and showing that what's happening right now in Harlem is hot. From big bands to small combos, from "jams" to swing parties, the inaugural HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES festival is destined to keep you "up," rushing from venue to venue and set to set, for seven days straight out of jazz heaven.
More Information: http://www.harlemjazzshrines.org/