The guys are swinging on this clip of Count Basie (who lived in Harlem) taped live with Clark Terry (Trumpet) Buddy De Franco (Clatrinet) and Wardell Grey (Tenor Sax) at The Apollo Theater Continue Reading →
William James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing Continue Reading →
When we think of film noir, we tend to think of a mood best set by a look: shadow and light (mostly shadow), grim but visually rich weather, we can Continue Reading →
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. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →
By Tom Taylor Duke Ellington was a living embodiment of the finer things in life. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
Harlem Week began in 1974 as Harlem Day, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship created under the leadership of Harlemites. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Continue Reading →
Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →