Listening Parties

Join us for free Listening Parties, as musicians and scholars play for you legendary records that shaped the course of Jazz history. Hear from some of today’s greatest artists as they share with you the albums and artists that inspired them.


The Irene Diamond Education Center (IDEC)
Time Warner Center, 60th Street and Broadway
5th Floor

Saturday, May 14, 2016  and Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3 pm
Albert Murray Centennial Listening Parties

Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the author, scholar, and philosopher Albert Murray in this series of Listening Parties hosted by Murray expert Greg Thomas. In each of these sessions, Thomas will navigate this sonic, visual, and literary journey into the mind and musical taste of Albert Murray.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Murray, Bebop, and Beyond

Saturday, May 21, 2016
From Pops and Bessie Smith to Duke, Basie, and Billie Holiday

The event is free and open to the public on first come, first served seating.