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 →

How Cab Calloway’s ‘Hepster Dictionary’ Introduced The World To The Harlem Vernacular

Have some fews and two? Put it in your kick, head to the nearest frolic pad, and prove that you’re a jitterbug. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Queen Of The Keys” Lillette Jenkins-Wisner (Video)

The Harlem born Lillette Jenkins-Wisner dubbed Queen of the Keys, Lillette is an internationally renowned concert pianist and vocalist. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Historic Benta’s Funeral Home Diversifies Its Services

bentas with Jason-BentaSome of New York’s more successful mortuary families from Harlem to Hollis have adapted their approach to funerals and diversified their business holdings. Continue Reading →

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book By Roxanne Orgill

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In this picture book Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxanne Orgill, it is aimed at kids age 8 and up, Orgill recounts the history of jazz through a couple of dozen poems — each accompanied by beautiful and happy drawings by Detroit artist Francis Vallejo. Continue Reading →

Count Basie And His Band Live At The Apollo Theater Harlem 1948 (video)

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The guys are swinging on this clip of Count Basie (who lived in Harlem) taped live with Clark Terry (Trumpet) Buddy De Franco (Clatrinet) and Wardell Grey (Tenor Sax) at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, between 1948 and 1950. Continue Reading →

Live At Gin Fizz Harlem With SOUL UNDERSTATED

slow gin fixx harlemFollowing a phenomenal summer tour schedule throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including performing at renown festivals such as the Toronto Jazz Festival opening for Al Jarreau and acclaimed venues like the Blue Note, SOUL UNDERSTATED (SU) www.soulunderstated.com continues to give it’s fans fierce soul stylings with a new monthly residency at Gin Fizz Harlem. Continue Reading →

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