Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a FREE Jazz Concert at The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy.
Celebrate the Woodlawn jazz legacy with Victor Goines and friends.
On Sunday, June 3rd, Goines performs the music of King Oliver, WC Handy, and Duke Ellington at the Woodlawn Cemetery.
The ninety minute program includes the songs made famous when the unique sounds of jazz made their debut in New York during the Harlem Renaissance.
Goines, well known for his expertise in this era, will be featured on clarinet and saxophone.
His “Friends” include: Aaron Diehl, piano, Kenny Rampton, trumpet, Yasushi Nakamura, bass and Marion Felder on drums.
Victor Goines, the Director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1993.
A native of New Orleans, he has served as the musical director for performances presenting the early days of jazz including Kings of the Crescent City and Untamed Elegance which included works by Ellington and original compositions by Goines.
As the Musical Director for the PBS Great Performance Special Harlem and Montmartre, Goines brought the music of Bricktop’s Paris jazz club to television audiences.
The event is FREE, but registration is required, visit www.WoodlawnJazz.org
Important Information For The Day Of The Concert:
The concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. running to 3:30 p.m. without intermission. Please dress weather appropriate as the concert will take place outdoors on the cemetery grounds, rain or shine. You may bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket to sit upon.
Also, if you choose, please plan to bring a picnic-style meal, as there will be no food or beverages available for purchase on-site. Barbecuing will not be allowed. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted and all bags are subject to search.
We strongly encourage you to take public transportation to the concert. We are easily accessible via the #4 Lexington Ave. subway to the end of the line, Woodlawn Station, or by Metro North Railroad on the Harlem line to the Woodlawn Station.
The Woodlawn Conservancy and The Woodlawn Cemetery look forward to sharing this extraordinary musical event with you.
Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470