Lost Jazz Shrines Series Recalls Jazz Center of New York

Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to restoring the memory of legendary New York City jazz venues. The next concert in the series is on Saturday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, celebrating the legacy of The Jazz Center of New York and legendary founder Cobi Narita.

Performers will include Sumi Tonooka (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), Erica Lindsay (tenor saxophone), and Rufus Reid (bass). Performers subject to change.

Nobuko “Cobi” Narita created the Jazz Center of New York in 1983.  Many workshops, jam sessions and concerts took place at the Center with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston, and more. Cobi Narita was one of the founders of the International Women in Jazz as well as Cobi’s Place, a gathering for jazz tap dancers.

The concert will be preceded by a free conversation at 7 pm with Sumi Tonooka and Willard Jenkins (Artistic Director of Jazz Programming).

Tickets are $30 for the concert ($20 for seniors and students). They can be purchased by calling Ticketing Services at 212-220-1460 or online at www.tribecapac.org.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center is at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St.