Jazz

Pioneering Guitarist Larry Coryell Passes Away at Age 73

Pioneering guitarist Larry Coryell, died of natural causes in New York City on February 19, 2017, at the age of 73. Known as the godfather of jazz fusion, Coryell worked with many notables throughout his career such as John McLaughlin,…

Moment NYC and Groove Collective visit the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 10/13/16

Moment NYC is proud to play a part in bringing the New York City band Groove Collective to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC for a free concert in connection with their exhibit In the Groove: Jazz Portraits…

Moment NYC at Riverdale’s Community Day

The Moment NYC crew bringing some New York City music history to the kids at Riverdale in the Bronx for their Community Day. The theme this year was borders and boundaries. They got a taste of Stride, Broadway, Be Bop,…

Alice Barker, 102 Harlem Renaissance Dancer Relives Her Youth

102 year old Alice Barker, who danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, recently got a chance to see footage of herself from the…

MOMENT NYC Ensemble, PS 110 years – Lower Eats Side!

MOMENT was proud to bring the MOMENT NYC Ensemble to PS110 to help celebrate their 110th year! The event was also host to the first annual Lower “Eats” Side – a food festival that celebrates the wide range of cultures,…

A Century of Lady Day

Born Eleanora Fagen Gough or Elinore Harris either in Philidelphia or Baltimore depending on who you believe…Apparently she was born into poverty and dropped out of school in the 5th grade, possibly running errands in a brothel and her father…

Free Jazz Still Alive and Young in Downtown NYC!!

These days we have to import some of it from Sweden, probably one of the few places you can afford to play free jazz, but it does feel like home to hear this, if a little unexpectedly from young blonde…

Lew Soloff a New York Trumpet Great Passes On at 71

The jazz trumpeter, composer and actor Lew Soloff passed away in New York City on march 8th of 2015 after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 71. Originally from New York, he studied trumpet at the Eastman School of…

Orrin Keepnews Jazz Record Producer Passes Away

Orrin Keepnews passed away March 1st on the eve of his 92nd birthday. Originally from the Bronx, Orrin Keepnews produced jazz luminaries such as Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans he…