The Legendary Nest Club On The “Swing Street” In Harlem NY 1923- 1933

The Nest Club was a cabaret in Harlem, more specifically an after-hours club, at 169 West 133rd Street – a street known then both as “Swing Street” and “Jungle Alley”. Continue Reading →

Pod’s And Jerry’s, A Legendary Harlem Speakeasy, Billie Holidays First Gig, And More

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. Continue Reading →

The Jazz Foundation Of America Celebrates Charlie Parker With All-Star Virtual Fundraiser

The Jazz Foundation of America, the 31-year-old New York-based non-profit serving the jazz community from Harlem to Harare, will continue its fundraising. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

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 piano during the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem Legend Marjorie Eliot Plays At Stan Michels 12th Annual Memorial Jazz Concert

This wonderful annual musical event will be held virtually this summer. Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family to celebrate Stanley Michels, a luminary in the history of Fort Tryon Park! Continue Reading →