Jazzmobile presents: Winard Harper and the Jeli Posse

August 1, 2021 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Relax at Snug Harbor on July 25 with an amazing African jazz performance by Winard Harper and the Jeli Posse, courtesy of Jazzmobile in partnership with Snug Harbor.

Inspired by the musicianship of greats such as Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins, Harper has been the leader and musical inspiration for a  vibrant nonet for more than a decade. Through that ensemble, he develops and mentors many young jazz musicians who have gone on to successful careers including Jazzmeia Horn, Josh Evans and Bruce Williams. The group, Jeli Posse, appears regularly all over the United States from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Yoshi’s, the legendary West Coast jazz club and their most recent CD hit number one on the JazzWeek charts within weeks of its release.

WHEN: August 1 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: South Meadow Stage


This event takes place outdoors. Masks and social distancing are required for all participants. Advanced registration is required to attend. This event will adhere to city and state guidelines related to Covid-19.

As you visit Snug Harbor, please remember:

  • Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
  • Wear a mask while on campus
  • Practice good hygiene and sanitization
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • No pets allowed inside the performance area
  • Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to sit on
  • Bring your sunscreen

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Jazzmobile was founded by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor, Philanthropist and Arts Administrator, Ms. Daphne Arnstein with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath in 1964. It is the oldest not for profit organization created with a mission just for Jazz. Jazzmobile’s mission is to present, preserve, promote and propagate America’s classical music Jazz.