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Before 5: Marjorie Eliot

April 23, 2014

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro Theatre

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Marjorie Eliot, the woman behind the legendary Harlem parlor concerts. The performance will be followed by a conversation with Eliot.

Before 5 is a Schomburg series that features premiere afternoon events for our daytime audience.

"Back in the days of the Harlem Renaissance, a cottage industry of private jazz salons took hold in the living rooms of far uptown Manhattan. These days, one local woman, Marjorie Eliot, keeps the tradition alive in her apartment just off 160th Street, where every Sunday she runs one of New York’s last parlor jazz salons." To find out more about Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Jazz, read more here.

 

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