September-26th-2005, 05:05 PM
Lewis Nash interviews Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes Interviewed by Lewis Nash for Harlem Speaks
Roy Haynes, October 6, 2005
Congressman Charles Rangel, October 20, 2005
New York, NYMaster drummer and bandleader Roy Haynes will be interviewed by one of his leading disciples, drummer, Lewis Nash on October 6th, 2005 for the Harlem Speaks discussion series of the Jazz Museum in Harlem!
Nash has become a major fixture on the international jazz scene over the last twenty years whether leading his own band or being a side man of note for many of jazzıs legends. Nashıs unerring taste and swing are his trademarks. Nash also has a background in radio and amongst musicians is respected for his deep knowledge of jazz history.
Roy Haynes remains, as he has been for the last 60 years a supreme creator of jazz. He was a mainstay in the bands of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, and Chick Corea. His recorded work with those artists as well as with Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane remain all time classics of the idiom. Besides his drumming Haynes was for many years on international best dressed lists. He is known for his sartorial splendor, which makes a visual companion to his musicianship. Please join us for what promises to be a swinging night.
Roy Haynes will bring his small group to perform at the Iridium Club on October 11-16, 2005, the week following his discussion with Lewis Nash for Harlem Speaks.
Since 1970, Congressman Charles B. Rangel has served as the Representative from the 15th Congressional District, comprising Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights/Inwood. Heıs a long-time fan of jazz who co-proposed a line item in the 2000 federal budget which gave the Jazz Museum in Harlem its initial funding. This summer Congressman Rangel was honored for his contribution to the continuance of jazz in Harlem at Jazz at Lincoln Center along with his long-time friend Percy Sutton. BET Jazz aired portions of the ceremony in a broadcast titled, Sounds of Harlem.
The congressman was crucial to the Abyssinian Development Corporationıs purchase of the famed Renaissance Ballroom several years ago. In 1995, Rangel paid tribute to his friend Lionel Hampton on the floor of Congress. When Hamptonıs apartment suffered a devastating fire in 1997, Congressman Rangel led the effort to make sure that the legendary bandleader was taken care of. At present he serves as a co-chair to the VERITAS 17th Annual Evening with Friends of Charlie Parker Benefit Concert and Gala, occurring on September 26, 2005.
The October 20 interview with Congressman Rangel will take place in Harlem in the auditorium of his alma mater, the Frederick Douglass Academy, located at 2581 Seventh Avenue and 149th Street.
At the last Harlem Speaks, bandleader Johnny Colon held the audience in rapt attention for two over hours. He painted a vivid picture of his early years: growing up on East 106th Street, the various boundaries of his neighborhood, his grandmother, and his gradual awakening to not only music, but the cultural and political realities of his time. Colonıs story was so entrancing that he barely reached the point in his life story when his first hit recording, Boogaloo Blues took the music world by storm. JMIH looks forward to a second session with Mr. Colon as it does with many of its other honorees.
The Harlem Speaks series is co-produced by the Jazz Museum in Harlem's Executive Director, Loren Schoenberg, Co-Director Christian McBride, and Greg Thomas Associates. The series occurs at the offices of the Jazz Museum in Harlem, located at 104 East 126th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, from 6:30pm-8:00pm twice a month on Thursdays. On select occasions, such as the evening of October 20, 2005, the series will be housed at collaborating venues.
The series is free to the public. Please call for reservations: (212) 348-8300.