Edmar Castanada - The harp is a very unique instrument that has very interesting parallels, a very close relationship with the divine, and has roots that connect to biblical times. Columbian artist Edmar Castaneda is arguably one of the most gifted on this instrument, especially within the Jazz context. In just the last few years Mr. Castaneda has taken his own approach of original Latin and very "groove oriented" compositions and truly creates a beautiful amalgamation of an ensemble. With his strong spiritual roots Mr. Castaneda is sure to make this performance very special and a first for The Abyssinian Baptist Church programming, having such a global reach.|
Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert at 4:00 pm.
$20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Students & Abyssinian Members (available on site with ID)
Abyssinian Jazz Vespers (AJV) 2014, "Celebrating In the Spirit", embraces Harlem and its rich cultural, social, and artistic legacy of Jazz. Through concert series, new and established performers are afforded a creative platform to interpret different eras and styles, while encouraging relevant musical relationships between developing, and more traditional audiences. AJV participating artists are diverse, cultural story-tellers who skillfully speak through the languages of Bebop, Swing, Afro Caribbean, Latin, Classical, Modern, and Straight Ahead.
Always uplifting and joyous, the AJV experience not only entertains its audiences, it defines Jazz as the cultural cornerstone of an international artistic, spiritual, and social community.
All are welcome to join us each month for a wonderful fellowship that "Celebrates Jazz in the Spirit."
Abyssinian Baptist Church (View)
132 W. 138th Street
New York, NY 10030
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|