Harlem’s Larry Willis, Who Play With Jackie McLean, Dizzy Gillespie And More Dies At 76

Larry Willis, a jazz pianist who performed with Blood Sweat & Tears and was nominated three times for a Grammy Award, died September 29th, 2019, at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 76. Continue Reading →

Sietu’s World: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2019 At Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem (Audio)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, the 8th of August, 2019 Sietu attended the free Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2019 listening to some of the best jazz around at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. Continue Reading →

“Ellington On Broadway,” Celebrating The Duke’s 120th Anniversary At Birdland

Ellington on Broadway is presented by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts and The American Tap Dance Foundation to celebrate The Dukes 120th Anniversary. Continue Reading →

Craft Recordings Commemorates 70 Years Of Prestige Records

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, one of the most revered jazz labels in the world.
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The Branford Marsalis Quartet’s New Album “The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul”

The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul finds the celebrated ensemble at a new peak, addressing a kaleidoscope of moods with inspiration and group commitment. Continue Reading →

Harlem Nights Remains Eddie Murphy’s Only Work As Director

While Eddie Murphy’s 1989 directorial debut Harlem Nights may not have been the hit that he was hoping for, the crime comedy did receive acclaim for its visual appeal. Continue Reading →

The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian Featuring Valerie Simpson In Harlem

Valerie Simpson, one half of the beloved and legendary songwriter/producers and performers Ashford & Simpson, will join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem Co-Artistic Director Christian McBride for a live taping of his SiriusXM radio show The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian. Continue Reading →

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