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Women in Jazz Festival Opening Night

Opening night of the Women’s Jazz Festival celebrates women of the African diaspora and their contributions to the sounds of jazz.

TICKETS | General Admission $35 // Schomburg Society Member* $25
*Use Promo Code DISC10 to receive $10 off General Admission Tickets through Saturday, March 12 at 11:45 PM.

*Enter promotional code to reveal membership ticket . For more information, contact the Schomburg Society Office at schomburgsociety@nypl.org or 212.491.2252

ABOUT THIS EVENT | IN-PERSON
The Schomburg Center’s annual Women’s Jazz Festival (WJF) is celebrating 30 years of centering Black women in the field of jazz. The Women’s Jazz Festival was founded in 1992 by then Harlem resident and jazz vocalist, Melba Joyce. Year after year, the festival and its curators have brought together musicians, dancers and a melding of musical genres to deliver an exciting series of concerts featuring some of the best-known and emerging talent by women in jazz today. The 2022 festival will be held in person on March 7, 8, 14 and 21.

Join us for opening night of the Women’s Jazz Festival as we celebrate women of the African diaspora and their contributions to the sounds of jazz.

Alicia Waller & The Excursion is a jazz fusion ensemble led by vocalist and bandleader, Alicia Waller. The quintet (voice, guitar, bass, keys, drums) is dedicated to an ambitious pursuit of sonic exploration—performing a range of musical forms from original compositions to a diverse array of global music cultures. The ensemble’s original work, composed primarily by Waller, is imagined as a testament to the globalization of Black American music vernaculars, incorporating influences from jazz, soul, samba, R&B, funk, hip-hop, and Afrobeat.

Take a listen:  Alicia Waller & The Excursion – Soul (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhkTYNo64wk

Visitors must wear a mask the duration of the program, in accordance with the Library policy. Patrons not wearing a face covering will not be permitted to enter. In order to attend in-person programs at the Schomburg Center, patrons age 12 and older will be required to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, and patrons age 5-11 will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.