Harlem Jazz & Music Festival
August 21 - August 31Free
2019 HARLEM JAZZ & MUSIC FESTIVAL
The festival is proudly co-presented by HARLEM WEEK and
West Harlem Development Corporation.
Closing out the month of August, New York City will proudly
celebrate the inauguration of the 1st Harlem Jazz & Music
Festival. This much anticipated, international music and
culture festival, will celebrate 17 genres of music from
around the world, all which are embedded in the fabled
Harlem music and cultural experiences, ranging from its
Southern, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, European, African, Asian
and South American roots.
Harlem, the world-renowned cultural capital of Black and
Hispanic America, deserves to have a first-class music
festival. Harlem’s reputation in music is known throughout
the world and its local musical history has definitely
created a global impact.
Harlem Jazz & Music Festival will feature indoor and
outdoor concerts, gospel services at select houses of
worship, jazz brunches, nite club events at famous venues
and much more.
It is highly anticipated that the Harlem Jazz & Music
Festival will in upcoming years, attract hundreds of
thousands to New York City in general, and to Harlem in
particular, as the word of this incredible cultural experience
carries throughout the region, the nation, and beyond.
About West Harlem Development Corporation
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem community. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “Solutions Through Collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.