Swingin At The Smoke Jazz Club This Summer In Harlem (Update)

We know, it’s the middle June and you’re wondering what you’re going to do from th rest of the month and in July. Well, have no fear, after you go to the Harlem Make Music NY 2018 Experience on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, you may want to check out the Jazz at the Smoke Jazz Club in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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The 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: A Love Supreme, In John Coltrane’s Words (video)

a love supremem screen shotFrom Open Culture on Vimeo, James Cary describes his video creation:

A few years ago, knowing I absolutely adored the John Coltrane December 1964 album, “A Love Supreme” my wife gave me this incredible book by Ashley Kahn : “A Love Surpreme/The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album.” Continue Reading →

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2017 At Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Continue Reading →

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Jazzmobile Presents Alyson Williams ‘Grants Tomb’ In Harlem

Alyson Williams is an R&B singer who had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Some notable tracks include “Sleep Talk”, “My Love Is So Raw” and “I Need Your Lovin”.  Continue Reading →

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Lynette Washington At Jazzmobile 2017 In Harlem

NYC Parks and Recreation presents “Jazzmobile on the Beach” the Harlem Cultural Archives invites you to a Jazzmobile Summerfest Concert featuring Lynette Washington with Dennis Bell Jazz NY.  Continue Reading →

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National Jazz Museum In Harlem’s 2017 Annual Benefit Concert (Photographs)

The event on On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, honoring NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston, attorney Arthur H. Barnes and the celebrated jazz presenter Jazzmobile was hosted by WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Join Wynton Marsalis And Others In A Free Parade To Preserve Funding For Arts

On Friday, May 12th, 2017, more than 300 high school jazz musicians, band directors and parents will be joined by world-renowned musician and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, … Continue Reading →

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Castillo’s World: Two Of The Best Jazz Shows To See This Week In Harlem

By Zane Castillo

Harlem has become synonymous with jazz ever since the 1920’s, when a variety of musicians helped to foster the growth of the genre. Jazz still flourishes in the Harlem area with many bands and artists performing at many of the area’s venues. Continue Reading →

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Cyrus Chestnut, James Davis And Tavis Smiley To Perform At The Abyssinian Church In Harlem

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, jazz pianist/Howard University professor, Cyrus Chestnut, will perform a powerful composition that he especially wrote for the church, entitled “The Saga of the Cross.” Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: DECFA Screening Of “A Drum Is A Woman” At The Paley Center

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will present a special screening of Duke Ellington’s rarely seen TV special, A Drum Is A Woman at the Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:45 PM. Continue Reading →

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2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival “Ella, Ella” At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival honoring the centennial birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and her continued influence on the evolution of jazz. Continue Reading →

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Hey Harlem Arts, 102nd-103rd Street Block Association Arts Notices Needed Now For Spring Newsletter

 Arts will help morale as 2017 passes from winter to spring. Please send your announcements — plays, writings, music, openings, on-line art (defined broadly) for events from early March to mid-June, 2017 at 102nd-103rd at the Street Block Association in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Vincent Herring Quartet At Smoke Jazz In Harlem

Vincent Herring, an exhilarating alto saxophonist who personifies the spirit of musical giants like Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Cannonball Adderley, leads a powerful quartet in a new and exciting regular Monday night residency. Continue Reading →

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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Gillespie Festival 2017

Dizzy-Gillespie-006Jazz at Lincoln Center will proudly honor the centennial of the birth of jazz visionary and trumpet virtuoso of Harlem’s John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie with thirteen performances dedicated to his jazz legacy as part of the Dizzy Gillespie Festival, January 26-29, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Join Jon Batiste In-Person Or Livestream At AOL Build

https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f25449043%2f163226294571%2f1%2foriginalJoin Jon Batiste who is currently the bandleader on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and serves as the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem as he visits BUILD.  Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Elio Villafrannca Jass Syncopators Live At Dizzy’s Sunday Stomp At Congo Square (Video)

elio-at-jazz-at-lincon-center-ynIt’s the incredible Cuban pianist Elio Villafrannca and the Jass Syncopators live at Dizzy’s Sunday Stomp At Congo Square at Lincoln Center in New York, New York.

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