This live jazz concert at Grant's Tomb is free and outdoors

Grant's Tomb is the setting for live jazz every Wednesdays during the summer
Grant's Tomb is the setting for live jazz every Wednesday during the summer.

Harlem is home to many free outdoor jazz concerts every summer, but there's one that stands out: Jazzmobile's weekly series in front of Grant's Tomb.

As part of its annual Summerfest, the venerable Harlem-based jazz organization invites a different band to perform on the steps of the iconic General Grant National Memorial every Wednesday night through August.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and sit in the leafy plaza right in front of the columned mausoleum on Riverside Drive and 122nd Street.

This Wednesday's performance features drummer Sipho Kunene and his group Woza Masekela as they pay tribute to trumpeter Hugh Masekela. It runs from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Two more summer concerts in front of Grant's Tomb remain after that: Bill Saxton on August 18 and Bobby Sanabria Multi-Verse Big Band on August 25.

P.S. Can't make it on Wednesdays? Jazzmobile also hosts live jazz every Friday at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

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