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RARE NY APPEARANCE! Hugh Masekela & His Group, Direct From South Africa! Debut Appearance at Tarrytown Music Hall, April 17, 2013 8pm. Tickets Onsale NOW To the Public.

South African trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer Hugh Masekela is a two-time Grammy-awarded artist and Africa´s most important jazz and world musician. He has covered the globe and played with just about every top performing artist. Masekela wrote a number of international hits and even topped "Jumping Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones with his own"Grazing in the Grass" in the 1968 US charts. Another very popular song of Hugh Masekela's called "Bring Him Back Home" became the anthem for Nelson Mandela's world tour, following his release from prison. Don't miss this extraordinary musician and his exciting six-piece group, Direct From South Africa!

Wed., April 17, 2013 8pm Tarrytown Music Hall


Tickets: 877-840-0457


Rotary Wine & Jazz

Monday, March 11th, 2013

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill

Honoring the Make-A-Wish Foundation

featuring music by Mark Morganelli and the Jazz Forum All Stars featuring Vic Juris, guitar, Cameron Brown, bass and Tony Jefferson, drums

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tarrytownrotary.org or at Grape Expecations

$65 per person/$75 at the door

Silent Auction to Benefit the Scholarship Fund

Check should be made payable to Tarrytown Rotary Foundation

For more information call 591-8110 or visit our website

Wine compliments of Grape Expecations

JAZZ JOURNEY featuring JANET LAWSON with Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars

In 1994, Grammy-Nominated vocalist Janet Lawson developed, with pianist Lenore Raphael, a program called JAZZ JOURNEY, and through the New Jersey Jazz Society produced a video with Clark Terry, Arnie Lawrence, Ray Drummond and Billy Drummond called “JAZZ and YOUth.” The interactive history of jazz follows the journey of the people taken from their homeland and sold into slavery. Janet exposes this story’s history, sociology, and geography, as well as the ethical values of society, giving students an opportunity to connect to the story by vocally improvising their own melodies and rhythms to the different styles of music from the “journey.” The children begin the “journey” in W. Africa, mimicking animals and the sounds of nature, creating POLYRHYTHMS; moving to the Caribbean, singing SYNCOPATED RHYTHMS; proceeding to the Deep South of the United States, expressing their feelings in the BLUES; to a New Orleans ROMP, imitating tubas, trombones, trumpets and clarinets; and ending up in the big cities of the North, improvising the sounds of BEBOP and SCAT. Over the years, she has brought JAZZ JOURNEY through Artist in Residency programs to children in schools in the Poconos and throughout the US, Canada, Denmark, and Latvia.

Janet will collaborate with Jazz Forum Arts Executive Director, Mark Morganelli (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Vic Juris (Guitar), Cameron Brown (Bass) & Tony Jefferson (Drums & Vocals.) Jazz Journey 2013, funded by JFA Board Member Debra DelToro Phillips, with additional support from each School District, Rotary, BOCES and Schools Foundations, will begin with One Day Residencies in Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington & Tarrytown Elementary Schools. If you're interested in Jazz Journey in your school district, please contact Mark Morganelli 914-631-1000 or jazzforumarts@yahoo.com.

Please Support JAZZ FORUM ARTS & Our Continuing Programs!
We invite you to consider making a Tax-Deductible Contribution to Jazz Forum Arts , in support of our continuing commitment to bring area audiences nearly three dozen free summer concerts, many outstanding performances in our 21st year at Tarrytown Music Hall, our ongoing presentations at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for our brand-new Educational initiative, bringing Jazz programs into area elementary schools. To make a donation, please visit http://www.jazzforumarts.org
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