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Jazz Pianist D.D. Jackson: Holy Trinity Church Music Series

Holy Trinity Church Inwood presents the first concert in its 2023-2024 music series.

D.D. Jackson performs jazz piano from 7 – 8 pm, Saturday, June 24 at Holy Trinity, 20 Cumming Street.

After receiving his B.A. in Music with High Distinction in Classical Piano from Indiana University, and his Masters in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music, the multi-Emmy-winning composer D.D. Jackson began his career as a jazz pianist/composer. He went on to record, perform, and tour with some of the most acclaimed names in jazz, including drummer Jack Dejohnette and saxophonists James Carter and David Murray. He has collaborated frequently with Questlove and The Roots, most recently at the theater of Madison Square Garden for the John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert and at Radio City Music Hall.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet D.D. Jackson.

Here’s what the jazz community says about D.D. Jackson:

“There’s the kinetic jazz pianist D.D. Jackson, for instance, about whom the drummer complained, ‘I never get to enjoy playing with him because I’m too busy trying to top him. Damn you, D.D., I’m hurting.’”
-Questlove, in the Wall Street Journal (“Questlove Shuffles to Brooklyn”, 4/18/12)

“An extraordinary pianist whose technical bravura is matched by a capacious hunger for adventure.”
-Gary Giddins, the Village Voice

The HTC Music Series celebrates the human spirit through a wide range of styles that connect Uptown audiences to engaging local and world-renowned performers. We nourish vital relationships by investing in musicians and offering a welcoming space to share art.

Learn more. Visit holytrinityinwood.org

Dyckman Farmhouse: José Luis in the Parlor

***THIS EVENT IS FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION** Tickets cost $3 per person, and are free for Inwood Residents.

Wander the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while listening to the beautiful sounds of Jose Luis on the harp! Jose will play at the farmhouse during open hours twice per month all summer long. Find Jose set up in the farmhouse parlor on:

Saturday, May 20th 12PM-2PM
Thursday, May 25th 1PM-3PM
Thursday, June 8th from 1PM-3PM
Saturday, June 17th from 11PM-1PM
Thursday, July 13th from 1PM-3PM
Saturday, July 29th from 12PM-2PM
Thursday, August 17th from 1PM-3PM
Saturday, August 26th from 12PM-2PM

Jose Luis has been performing for over thirty years and is highly regarded as a gifted harpist by his peers. Jose Luis is the only harpist to play both the classic concert harp and the Latin lever harp; which requires him to pluck the strings with two different techniques; the first uses his fingertips and the second his nails.

Jose Luis first fell in love with the sound of the harp and began studying in his early teens with Maestro Jose Serrano in Puerto Rico. He later visited Los Angeles to take private lessons with the world-renowned harpist and composer Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.


¡Pasee por el museo Dyckman Farmhouse mientras escucha los hermosos sonidos de Jose Luis en el arpa! Jose jugara en la granja durante el horario de apertura dos veces al mes durante todo el verano. Encuentra a Jose instalado en el salón de la granja:

sábado, 20 de mayo de 12PM-2PM
jueves, 08 de mayo de 1PM-3PM
sábado, 17 de mayo de 11PM-1PM
jueves, 13 de mayo de 1PM-3PM
sábado, 29 de mayo de 12PM-2PM
jueves, 17 de agosto de1PM-3PM
sábado, 26 de agosto de 12PM-2PM

Jose Luis ha actuado por más de treinta años y sus compañeros lo consideran un arpista talentoso. Jose Luis es el único arpista que juega ambos el arpa clásica de concierto y el arpa de palanca Latina; lo que lo obliga a tocar las cuerdas con dos técnicas diferentes; el primero usa las yemas de los dedos y el segundo las uñas.

Jose primero se enamoro con el sonido de el arpa y comenzó a estudiar en su adolescencia con el maestro Jose Serrano en Puerto Rico. Mas tarde visito Los Angeles para tomar clases privadas con el compositor y arpista de renombre mundial Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.

Baroque Masters on the Uptown Arts Stroll

For the last decade, House of Time has built a following as one of New York’s most exciting and polished baroque ensembles. Don’t miss this thrilling showcase of masterpieces: transcendent Bach, ethereal Telemann, and fireworks by Vivaldi, all performed on the instruments of the time will immerse you in the soundscape of the early 18th century.

Masks are optional.

Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park

June 4th at 2:00 PM: Scandia Brass Quintet

June 9th at 6:00 PM: Scandia String Quartet

June 11th at 2:00 PM: Scandia String Orchestra. Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin, Dorrit Matson, Conductor

Location: Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park.

Program Description:

The Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park is a unique series of three outdoor summer concerts performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists.  Featuring the musical treasures and culture of Scandinavia, the concerts take place in a scenic and attractive venue, on Billings Lawn, below the Heather Gardens and with spectacular views of Hudson River.

The artists will speak to the audience to introduce the compositions they perform.

Join us for a beautiful cultural experience. Learn, explore, enjoy or just relax on the lawn to the sounds of classical live and outdoor music. Bring your blankets.