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.

UPCOMING LISTENING PARTIES

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

July 18, 2016 at 7 pm

Master trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has stood at the forefront of composition and improvisation for decades. Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening as this legend opens up about his creative process in an open discussion format, paired with live performance.

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

July 28, 2016 at 7 pm

Live music meets live painting as master bassist Michael Bisio, violinist and improviser Iva Bittova, and painter Nancy Ostrovsky will gather for a one-of-a-kind Listening Party, as they all discuss how improvisation factors into their work as artists. Join us for an in-depth chat, followed by a unique performance as Bisio and Bittova improvise together musically and in collaboration with Ostrovsky as she paints a new work!

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