Harlem’s Larry Willis, Who Play With Jackie McLean, Dizzy Gillespie And More Dies At 76

Larry Willis, a jazz pianist who performed with Blood Sweat & Tears and was nominated three times for a Grammy Award, died September 29th, 2019, at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 76. Continue Reading →

Take The A-Train, 4 Most Iconic Venues In Harlem

As Duke Ellington sang, taking the A train is the quickest way to Harlem. But once there, where do you go if you want a taste of the neighborhood’s history? Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald The “First Lady Of Jazz” Sings And Swings In Harlem (Video)

Ella Fitzgerald sometimes referred to as the First Lady of SongQueen of Jazz, First Lady of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Fitzgerald and Temperance “Tempie” Henry. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave And World Poet, Ntozake Shange 1948 – 2018

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much of her work. Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

Dizzy Gillespie And Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams Behind The Apollo Theater 1940’s (Photo)

A friend, young jazz Dizzy Gillespie gabbed around the collar by big man Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (far right) having fun at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY 1940’s.  Continue Reading →

Charlie Christian, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk And Others Live At Minton´s In Harlem, 1941 (Video)

A rare historical performance and recording at Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem, New York, on May, 1941. Continue Reading →

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