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 →
Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, 52nd Street replaced 133rd street as “Swing Street” of the community of Harlem. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
Pod’s and Jerry’s, officially the Catagonia Club, was a cabaret and jazz club on 133rd Street in Harlem, New York from 1925-1948. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →
Lucille Nelson Hegamin, aka “Queen Victoria,” November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970, was an American singer and entertainer and an early African-American blues recording artist in Harlem, NY. Become Continue Reading →
Milton Mesirow, November 9, 1899 – August 5, 1972, better known as Mezz Mezzrow, was an American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist from Chicago, Illinois, and lived in Harlem, NY. Become Continue Reading →
Harlem Stride Piano, stride piano, commonly abbreviated to stride, is a jazz piano style that was developed in the large cities of the US East Coast, mainly in Harlem, New Continue Reading →
William James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing Continue Reading →