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Jazz on the Lawn at the Shrine

Join us every Thursday evening in June for the third year of Melting Pot Jazz. This free series explores immigrants’ influence on American jazz. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. Bring a blanket, a picnic, a neighbor, and enjoy terrific music and a sense of community.

This year’s terrific lineup includes:

June 1: Yotam Ishay Ensemble with jazz based in Israeli/Middle Eastern music
June 8: Manhattan School of Music’s Hugh Masekela Scholars, playing South African rhythms

June 15: Fernando Garcia combining Bomba with jazz

June 22: The Isle of Klezbos with Klezmer-based jazz
June 29: The Jazz WaHi Composers Sextet with music of Spain, Nigeria, Sweden, Israel and Staten Island

This project is presented by Jazz WaHi and is made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement , a regrant program supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), and administered by LMCC.

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