JAZZ LOVERS - this one's for you! On Monday, May 5th, the Apollo Theater explores the roots of Afro Latin Jazz and some of the key musicians and shrines where the music flourished in Harlem.
Trombonist and Columbia Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Chris Washburne leads this conversation on Harlem’s Afro Latin Jazz music, with special guests:
• Arturo O'Farrill - Musician, Composer, Educator, Founder and Artistic Director of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance.
• Ruben Rodriguez - Latin music bassist extraordinaire.
• Bobby Sanabria - Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Grammy Nominated Recording Artist and Educator.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLW and someone may answer them during the event!
We'll meet in front of the Apollo Theater at 6pm, then head up as a group around 6:30pm. If you need to arrive later than 6:30pm, it's ok - just state that you're with the HarlemGo Meetup group at the desk - but, please try to arrive as close to 6:30pm as possible for best seating - the event is scheduled to be at capacity!
As always, if you have any questions, comments, running late, trying to find us at the venue, or to check on last minute status updates on the event, please use the comments/notifications section below or feel free to call/text me Daniel @ 774.275.3646. Thanks!
Directions to the Apollo Theater
- Take the A, B, C or D trains to 125th Street and walk 1.25 blocks east to the Apollo Theater.
- Take the 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street and walk 1.75 blocks West to the Apollo Theater.
- Nearby public bus stops are the M2, M3, M10, M60, M101, M104, and BX15
For those that are driving, there are several street & private parking options in the area.
About Apollo Live Wire
Apollo Live Wire events are free and open to the public. Audiences include students, professionals, and other individuals with a desire to hear an engaging conversation, while increasing their knowledge of the subject matter. Apollo Live Wire discussions focus on topics pertinent to the history of the Apollo Theater and the Theater’s role in shaping American entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.