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Stars on the Horizon

By Published: October 8, 2012
The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts program is presenting a series of concerts entitled "Harlem Nights," celebrating the spirit of Harlem through its music. The series includes "The Symphonic Ellington" (October 19), "Harlem Hothouses" (October 26), "Dizzy Atmosphere" (November 9), "Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson
1932 - 1975
's Blues and the Abstract Truth" (December 4), "Miles Ahead" (March 1), "Harlem Lives!" (March 28) and "Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
1926 - 1991
's on the Corner" (April 17). Performing groups are the MSM Concert Jazz Band, Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Philharmonic and Jazz Orchestra (all conducted by Justin DiCioccio) and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bobby Sanabria
Bobby Sanabria
Bobby Sanabria

. Guest artists include trumpeter Jon Faddis
Jon Faddis
Jon Faddis
("Dizzy Atmosphere") and saxophonist Dave Liebman ("Miles Ahead," "On the Corner"). MSM will also present a 30th Anniversary Festival Week (April 2-7) at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Liebman returning as guest artist on April 7. For information, phone 917-493-4469, or go online to

And that's it for now. Until next time, keep swingin' . . . !

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