Monkmania, A Centennial Tribute to Thelonious Monk At Harlem Stage

The MSM MONK’estra Ensemble, with students from Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts program, led by guest conductor/arranger John Beasley, will perform arrangements from Beasley’s MONK’estra project, which “reinvents Thelonious Monk Continue Reading →

Robert’s World: T.S. Monk ‘Bid Em In’ Interview (Video)

By Robert Walker In a time where the United States is in the throes of a pandemic that has taken more lives than both World Wars and the VietNam war Continue Reading →

From The Duke, To Dizzy, Don Byas Played With The Best Of The Swing And Bebop Era In Harlem

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 →

The Legendary Harlem Fave Chaka Khan At The Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

There’s plenty of time to head from Harlem to Pittsburgh for the August Wilson African American Cultural Center especially with diva Chaka Khan headlining the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. Become Continue Reading →