The New York Choral Society, is New York’s pioneering symphonic chorus that explores unique collaboration and dynamic repertory.
Albany Leon “Barney” Bigard, March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980, was a Harlem jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington.
Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced its May and June 2022 programming at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a diverse lineup of club favorites and rising stars alongside the launch of a new concert series.
Paul Gonsalves, July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974, lived at 15 West 106th Street when he did his best work while in Harlem, New York.
By Tom Taylor Duke Ellington was a living embodiment of the finer things in life.
On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the free and open to the public attended the Duke Ellington Concert at The Duke Ellington Statue (at 110th Street and 5th Avenue) in Harlem, NY.
Join us for a free concert next week celebrating everything Ellington on Sunday, September 19th, 2 pm EST
Duke Ellington is turning 122 this year, and as is tradition here at DECFA, we’re going to celebrate in style!
The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be collaborating with the American Tap Dance Foundation and Music on the Inside, Inc. (MOTI) to bring you this fantastic concert in honor of Harlem man Duke Ellington.
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride piano during the Harlem Renaissance.
From Harlem to Hollywood it’s hard to name two more influential figures in the history of American music than Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem celebrates the release of cellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Joel A. Martin’s latest work, A Perfect Sunday.
With Leonard Bernstein today, Harlem World Magazine celebrates his life with an article of Bernstein with Harlem legend Duke Ellington on July 2, 1966, for an interview at the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company in River Hills, Wisconsin.
We love this great post by Charles Bradley II on Youtube of a rare video from music master Duke Ellington’s beautifully complicated “Harlem,” 1989 – 1993:
“Drop Me Off in Harlem,” sang by Harlem legends Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Broadway columnist Nick Kenny in 1933.