Jazzmobile kicked off its Harlem International Jazz Festival with a free concert on Tuesday. Performing for the first time in Manhattan’s Carl Schurz Park, the group presented a concert by internationally-renowned jazz drummer Winard Harper and the Dion Parson 21st Century Band. Jazzmobile co-founder and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor made a special appearance. Carl Schurz Park is also home to Gracie Mansion, where earlier in the evening Jazzmobile’s 45th anniversary was celebrated.
On Tuesday, July 14 Sathima Bea Benjamin, T.K. Blue and Kendra Shank will lead a jam session and panel discussion, Music & Migration: Paris Reflections at Temple M in Harlem. An RSVP for these events is required to 212-866-3616.