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 Lyricist, The Legendary Mack Gordon, 1904 – 1959

Mack Gordon (right), born Morris Gittler, June 21, 1904 – February 28, 1959, was an American composer and lyricist of songs for the stage and film. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazzman Allan Harris Tells A Cowboy Tale (Audio)

In jazz circles, singer and Harlem resident Allan Harris is known as a crooner who favors old standards, including show tunes. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Maurice Hines Is “Tappin Thru Life” With The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

maurice-hines1With tap dancer, vocalist and Harlem native Maurice Hines (above left), music director and drummer Sherrie Maricle, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, lead trumpeter Liesl Whitaker, trumpeter Jami Dauber, and trombonist Sara Jacovino. Continue Reading →

Welcome To Rao’s, New York’s Most Exclusive Restaurant In Harlem

raos-harlem-restaurantWhen Frank Pellegrino Sr. walked into Rao’s on a Tuesday night recently, wearing a black blazer, white shirt, gray slacks, gold bracelet, and signet ring, he led with his black velvet smoking slippers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lorenz Milton “Rodgers And” Hart 1895 – 1943

Lorenz Hart from harlemLorenz Milton Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Allan Harris And Others Celebrate Frank Sinatra

allan-harris-in-harlem1Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the centennial of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra with Family Concert: Who Is Frank Sinatra? The concert takes place on Saturday, February 6 at 1pm & 3pm with Harlemite Allan Harris and others at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Continue Reading →

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