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 →

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 →

The Beautiful Dizzy Gillespie 100th Anniversary Mural In Harlem

Global street art and human rights campaign, Education Is Not A Crime, is thrilled to announce the creation of the John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie 100th Anniversary mural in Harlem at 229 W 135th Street. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To City Center – You Going?

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater’s stage from November 29th – December 31st, 2017. Continue Reading →

Vincent Herring Quartet At Smoke Jazz In Harlem

Vincent Herring, an exhilarating alto saxophonist who personifies the spirit of musical giants like Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Cannonball Adderley, leads a powerful quartet in a new and exciting regular Monday night residency. Continue Reading →

Paris: Harlem’s Alfie Wade Sings “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” (Video)

In October, 2016, long time ex-Harlem resident Alfie Wade sang the classic Fats Waller tune, “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” backed on guitar by Bertrand Papy, part of the Soirée Jammin’ Jazz and Blues 2016, at the au Concept Café in Sète, France. Continue Reading →

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Gillespie Festival 2017

Dizzy-Gillespie-006Jazz at Lincoln Center will proudly honor the centennial of the birth of jazz visionary and trumpet virtuoso of Harlem’s John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie with thirteen performances dedicated to his jazz legacy as part of the Dizzy Gillespie Festival, January 26-29, 2017. Continue Reading →