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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market holds free jazz fest Aug. 5

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/3/2017, 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market, located on West 116th Street between ...

Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market, located on West 116th Street between Fifth avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard, will host its third annual Louis Armstrong Jazz Fest.

Free and open to the public, this year’s festival features vocalists Dr. John “Satchmo” Mannan, Teri Davis, Annette St. John and Lee Olive Tucker. A host of Harlem musicians led by trumpeter James Zollar and saxophonists Mannan and Alvin “Wink” Ellington Flythe will be featured, as will performances by tap dancers.

The event coincides with Harlem Week. The event is supported by contributions from the Jazz Foundation of America and the Law Firm of Lipsig Shapey Manus and Moverman, personal injury lawyers, both acclaimed for their contributions to the support of American Jazz performances and preservation. The New York Jazz and Literature Society is a co-sponsor of this event and presently is having a membership drive. For information, contact the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market or the New York Jazz and Literature Society at 212-662-4493 or 646-539-9641.