Harlem's Music Legacy
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Nefertari Kirkman-Bey moderates this discussion reflecting on Harlem’s jazz legacy-- the artists, venues and styles that made Harlem central the development of the music, and the current infusion of energy in the community around this timeless art form. Presented as part of the annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
Panelists will include:
Lakecia Benjamin - Saxophonist/Bandleader
Jana Herzen - Founder/CEO, Motema Records
Jason Moran - Pianist; Artistic Director, Jazz at the Kennedy Center
Richard Parsons - Managing Partner, Harlem Jazz Enterprises; Chair, Jazz Foundation of America
Bill Saxton - Saxophonist; Composer; Proprietor, “Bill’s Place”
Lakecia Benjamin Jana Herzen Jason Moran Richard Parsons Bill Saxton
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us at @ApolloEd using #HarlemsMusicLegacy or #ApolloLiveWire
**Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to secure seating.**
**Registration does not guarantee seating.**
About Live Wire:
Live Wire Discussions focus on topics pertinent to the Apollo Theater’s history and/or events that advance knowledge and appreciation of the Theater’s role in shaping American arts and entertainment. Discussions are linked to Apollo’s larger performing arts series and events, the Apollo Archives initiative and Apollo Hall of Fame inductions. Live Wire discussions are recorded and podcasts created in order to extend the audience reached through these events and for inclusion in the Theater’s archives.
Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.