Coleman Randolph Hawkins November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn”. Continue Reading →
In celebration of the Apollo’s 82 nd anniversary today, the Theater was invited to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue Reading →
April 8, 1920 Mercedes McRae, jazz singer, composer, pianist and actress, was born in Harlem, New York. McRae began studying the piano at eight. Continue Reading →
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