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June 25th • Vol. 15

Paul Meyers via Facebook Live

We’re continuing to go live with our Jazz Forum @ Home weekly and free-of-charge Facebook Live streaming series from artists’ homes,  Saturdays at 7 pm EDT.

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Paquito D’Rivera

May 17, 2019, Paquito D’Rivera Quintet plus special guests Edmar and Zamir Castaneda. Credit Michael Kelly

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Jazz Is Built for Protests. Jon Batiste Is Taking It to the Streets.

New York Times | Race and Policing by Alan Scherstuhl, June 24, 2020

The pianist and “Late Show” bandleader has been bringing musical wake-up calls to events across New York.

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Remembering Jimmy Lovelace, friend and great drummer who used to play for Barry Harris’s workshops at the Jazz Forum (early ’80’s). Lace was one cool cat!  He could also swing his butt off! He played on a great album with flutist Prince Lasha that also featured Herbie Hancock & Cecil McBee. We did a gig together once at Citicorp Center Atrium, NYC around 1980 and he absolutely burned on Caravan. Lace is also remembered for his loose joints and somali rose oil – “Thank You, My Friend!” (Photos by Mitchell Seidel)

– Mark Morganelli

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Bringing Jitterbugs Jazz Classes to Your Living Room via Zoom!

For families who are at home with kids, Jitterbugs is here for you! This week we are excited to announce Jitterbugs @ Home to keep your children musically busy.

For safety reasons, we’ll only provide the live video link and password to people signed up for the class.

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