Kay Davis and Duke Ellington were both living in Harlem when she was hired to sing the incredible song “Creole Love Call” around 1948-1949.
The New York Choral Society, New York’s pioneering symphonic chorus that explores unique collaboration and dynamic repertory, announced earlier today the addition of Mercedes Ellington.
The New York Choral Society, is New York’s pioneering symphonic chorus that explores unique collaboration and dynamic repertory.
Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was a Harlem swing and jazz guitarist.
Albany Leon “Barney” Bigard, March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980, was a Harlem jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington.
Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life is a 9+1⁄2-minute musical short produced in 1935 that features Duke Ellington’s early extended piece, “A Rhapsody of Negro Life,” which is Harlem inspired.
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.
Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop.
There is a love affair between Harlem and Duke Ellington that has existed for decades, Duke’s “A Tone Parallel To Harlem,” produced in 1948 is a love song to Harlem.
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.
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:
Surfing on Youtube we found this great song about Harlem, composed by the legend Duke Ellington in the 1950’s. Here Duke and his orchestra play a fifteen minute tug of war of the highs and lows of Harlem.