From The Duke, To Dizzy, Don Byas Played With The Best Of The Swing And Bebop Era In Harlem

Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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Harlem’s Music Scene From The Renaissance To Today’s Reinvention

By Bretton Love

With a long history behind it, Harlem is a place that produced a wide range of musical genres and dancing styles that have become popular across the globe. Continue Reading →




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HSA & National Jazz Museum In Harlem Celebrate Jazz Legend Roy Haynes At 93!

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem together with the Harlem School of the Arts are proud to present a pair of events celebrating a great American artist – drummer and bandleader Roy Haynes. Continue Reading →


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New Petition Seeks An End To Controversial Dancing Ban From Harlem To Hollis

In reference to a movement that has been gaining momentum in recent months, Grubstreet reports on a petition to repeal the city’s archaic–and racially motivated in its origins–1926 Cabaret Law that requires an establishment to have a city license if more than three patrons want to move their feet. Continue Reading →


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Charlie Parker To Be Inducted Into Apollo Walk Of Fame

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD (April 1st and 3rd), a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Theater will celebrate its jazz legacy by inducting the iconic and influential jaz saxophonist, Charlie “Ya rd b ird ” Pa rker, into the Apollo Walk of Fame. Continue Reading →


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5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →




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