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March 2018

Passages: Women in Transition

March 27 @ 5:00 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102-3176 United States
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Antoinette Montague

  “Passages: Women in Transition,” Women In Media Newark’s 9th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival, begins on March 27th at 5:00 pm at the Newark Museum. At that time Newark’s own Antoinette Montague will be honored as a cultural treasure in recognition of her lifelong work in the arts, either in a support role or as a performer. The festival, which ends on April 4th will host an international group of independent film by and about women at Rutgers…

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April 2018

ATDF presents Tap Talks/Tap Films

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Tap Dance Foundation American Tap Dance Center 154 Christopher Street #2B New York, NY 10014, 154 Christopher Street #2B
New York, NY 10014 United States
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ATDF presents Tap Talks/Tap Films, monthly presentations, panel discussion, and special events to the tap community. Tickets are $5, or free for ATDF members. Hosted by ATDF artistic director and DECFA board member Tony Waag Date: April 20th, 2018 Get Tickets: http://atdf.org/TapTalksTapFilms.html

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The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Corinthian Baptist Church, The Sanctuary at First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard
New York, NY 10026 United States
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The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival will be held May 10-12 at Rose Hall. This annual High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world, featuring high school musicians from across North America. This event is the culmination of the yearlong Essentially Ellington program, and each finalist band receives an in-school workshop led by a professional musician before coming to New York to put up their "Dukes" and perform…

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Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie.

April 26 - April 28
Jazz At Lincoln Center, 3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. For the first part of the evening the JLCO will swing through a number of Basie standards. The second half of the concert will be a full performance of Ellington's groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Originally composed for his 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, it was advertised as "Duke Ellington's…

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Dorthaan Kirk Birthday Party Celebration

April 28 @ 7:30 pm
1 Center Street, 1 Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 United States
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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is celebrating the birthday of jazz champion and WBGO-FM 88.3 co-founder Dorthaan Kirk, with a concert featuring DECFA board member Antoinette Montague Date: April 28th, 2018 Get Tickets: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/bright-moments-celebrating-dorthaan-at-80

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The Duke Ellington Center For the Arts presents the DECFA Big Band

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Duke Ellington Statue, Duke Ellington Statue 110th Street
New York, New York 10029
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The Duke Ellington Center For the Arts presents the DECFA Big Band in performance at the Emelin Theatre. The DECFA Big Band is committed to bringing the music of Duke Ellington to new generations of music lovers, keeping the Ellington traditions alive, while finding new ways to innovate and keep the music relevant to modern audiences. Under the artistic direction of Mercedes Ellington, The DECFA Big Band performances are uniquely American, but also, in the spirit of Duke, appear universal, cutting…

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Duke Ellington’s 119th Birthday Celebration

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duke Ellington Statue, Duke Ellington Statue 110th Street
New York, New York 10029
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Duke Ellington's 119th Birthday Celebration. This annual event is thrown by the Duke Ellington Center For the Arts to commemorate Duke Ellington's birthday. Join us at the Duke Ellington statue on 5th Avenue and 110th Street, Manhattan, for performances and celebrations that are FREE & open to the public. Featuring performances from Marion Cowings, Ethan Fein, Mark Mindek on Stilts, Antoinette Montague, Ty Stephens, Tony Waag, Jazzmobile Artist Lynette Washington, Jazz Power Youth, & the Tap City Youth Ensemble. Musical…

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Jazzmobile presents “Keep The Music Playing!

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard New York, NY 10026, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard
New York, NY 10026 United States
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Jazzmobile presents "Keep The Music Playing!" featuring 36 jazz greats, including DECFA board members Antoinette Montague and Bobby Sanabria. Tickets start at $20. Date: April 30th, 2018 Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickets-start-at-just-20-come-and-enjoy-36-jazz-greats-wycliffe-gordon-louis-hayes-bobby-sanabria-tickets-14598216659

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May 2018

The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival

May 10 - May 12
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival will be held May 10-12 at Rose Hall. This annual High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world, featuring high school musicians from across North America. This event is the culmination of the yearlong Essentially Ellington program, and each finalist band receives an in-school workshop led by a professional musician before coming to New York to put up their "Dukes" and perform…

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