We’re Just Wild About Harlem Mayor Noble Sissle, 1889 – 1975 (Video)

Noble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →

The Legendary Songwriter And Composer Of “Made In Harlem,” Perry Bradford 1893 – 1970

Perry Bradford, February 14, 1893, Montgomery, Alabama – April 20, 1970, New York, was an American songwriter and composer of Made In Harlem. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up Continue Reading →

The Legendary Don Redman Plays Betty Boop And Connie’s Inn In Harlem 1931 (Video)

Donald Matthew Redman, July 29, 1900 – November 30, 1964, was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer who played at Connie’s Inn in Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →

Eubie Blake One Of The Finest Musicians Of Harlem’s Jazz Era (Video)

James Hubert Blake, February 7, 1884 – February 12, 1983, known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James Reese Europe Invented Jazz, Was The Martin Luther King Of Music, 1881 – 1919

James Reese Europe, 22, February 1881 – 9 May 1919, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Continue Reading →

Based On Harlem’s 369th, The HBCU Experience Band Ties Musicians To WWI History

In 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles ended WWI, two years after the U.S. entered the fight with France and Great Britain against Germany, 44 Black colleges existed reports Black Continue Reading →

Harlem Hellfighters, Harlem, NY 1913 (Photographs)

The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I Continue Reading →