Join The Virtual Valentine’s Day Love Fest With The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts And More

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 Continue Reading →

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

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 Continue Reading →