Fats Waller On The Keys In Harlem

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an influential jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano, and whose best-known compositions, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose”, were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame posthumously, in…

The Fabulous Gabrielle Lee: A Tin Pan Alley Celebration Of Black History Month Plays At Feinstein’s/54 Below

Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver a rip-roaring evening of ragtime, blues, and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards just minutes from Harlem celebrating Black History Month. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year…

Harlem’s Florence Mills The “Queen Of Happiness,” Who Marked The Beginning Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1896 – 1927

Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl! PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve…

The Legendary Cotton Club In Harlem 1923 To 1935

The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District 1935-1940. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set…

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. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…

The Top 6 Best Romantic Date Spots In Harlem

It’s so convenient to get to know a kindred spirit on dating site like this, and one of the first pieces of information to tease out of them is their favorite weekend getaway locations, ideal cuisine, or preferred musical genres? PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

MorDance Brings The Harlem Stride To Harlem

Mordance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet in collaboration with City College Center For the Arts, present Fats Waller’s Rhythm, a one night only world premiere on February 8 at 7:00  p.m. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that…

New Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Release Of “Handful of Keys”

[easyazon_link identifier=”B000002ARB” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Jazz at Lincoln Center[/easyazon_link]’s [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MR5V165″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Blue Engine Records[/easyazon_link] today announced the release of [easyazon_link identifier=”B072BH49LZ” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Handful of Keys[/easyazon_link] on September 15, 2017, a live recording of performances that captured 100 years of jazz piano in one night in Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. PHOTOGRAPHY The…