The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.
The growth of jazz music was one of the main features of the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was one of the most important revivals of 20th century America.
Lenox Avenue – also named Malcolm X Boulevard; both names are officially recognized – is the primary north-south route through Harlem, NY.
Earl “Snakehips” Tucker, 1905 – 1937, became known as the “Human Boa Constrictor” after the dance he popularized in Harlem in the 1920s called the “snakehips (Dance)“.
Ella Fitzgerald sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, First Lady of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She Continue Reading →
On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.