Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

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All Ages
May – December 31, 2014

Get jazzed at CMOM! Find your own beat as you tap, snap, clap and stomp your way through. Live music, hands-on art workshops and an immersive environment celebrates the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz in America. This interactive exhibition and program series features rarely seen images, archival footage, and original jazz artifacts.

Enter a world of big bands, intimate jazz clubs and shimmering stages . . .

SCAT with Ella! Delight at the sounds of your favorite nursery rhymes being sung by the great Ella Fitzgerald, then sing along at the 1930’s pretend-play microphone.

TAP like Bojangles! Marvel at the skill of iconic tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson doing    his famous staircase dance in rarely seen archival footage, then make your own tap shoes and choreograph a unique routine on the Bojangles Tap Staircase.

SWING with Duke! Meet Duke Ellington, legendary bandleader, pianist and composer through artifacts and photos from his band. Experience a contemporary jazz band at a large touchscreen interactive that encourages you to be the bandleader by choosing which musician and instrument to feature. And make your own instrument to take home!

CMOM partnered with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem to develop this exhibition. More »

 

Live Music and Dance Almost Every Day!

Join us for an astounding line-up of performances by local and national contemporary jazz artists, view CMOM calandar for performances »


Be Creative at Hands-on Workshops!

Get children singing, dancing, making art and thinking about jazz in a whole new way, view Jazzed! Programs »


Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

May – June 2014
Saturday & Sunday Performances
Daily Programs

July – August 2014
Live Performances 6 Days a Week!
Daily Programs

September – December 2014
Saturday Performances
Daily Programs

December Break
December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Weeklong Jazz Performances
Daily Programs

Over 50 performances and daily art workshops throughout the entire run of the exhibit!

Download full schedule of performances (pdf) »
Check the CMOM calendar for schedule changes and updates »

 

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street is made possible with support from Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, and National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Thank you to the Manhattan School of Music for providing the jazz pianists.

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Calendar

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

10:00am-2:00pm
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.

10am-2pm 

Getting Creative with Art: Wacky Witch’s Hats, 10:00am

4 & younger

Celebrate the spooky season and design your own wacky witch’s hat.

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Match the sounds that you hear with notes on paper as you design your own musical score. Use historic sheet music by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories. 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix colors together on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Getting Creative with Art: Wacky Witch’s Hats, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Celebrate the spooky season and design your own wacky witch’s hat.

Halloween Trick- or- Treat Bag Making with M. Avery Designs , 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Create your own Trick- or- Treat bag with teaching artists from M. Avery Designs.

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Fat Afrolatin Jazz Cats , 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to tunes from the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the pre-professional youth orchestra of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
 

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories. 

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Fat Afrolatin Jazz Cats , 4:00pm

All ages

Listen to tunes from the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the pre-professional youth orchestra of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
 

Full Calendar