Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street
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 calendar 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 »
May – June 2014
Saturday & Sunday Performances
July – August 2014
Live Performances 6 Days a Week!
September – December 2014
December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Weeklong Jazz Performances
Over 50 performances and daily art workshops throughout the entire run of the exhibit!