“King Of Ragtime” Scott Joplin Lived In Harlem

Scott Joplin was a historic figure to the numerous cultural icons to have lived near St. Nicholas Park in Harlem. At 163 West 131st street as the address Joplin lived in last as one of the world’s most famous composer’s King of Ragtime composer Scott Joplin once lived. Continue Reading →

Harlem Stride Piano Style Developed During The 1920s And 1930s In Harlem, NY (Video)

Harlem Stride Piano, stride piano, commonly abbreviated to stride, is a jazz piano style that was developed in the large cities of the US East Coast, mainly in Harlem, New York, during the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Harry Lawrence ‘Wagner’ Freeman, 1869 — 1954

Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, Harlem, New York) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. Continue Reading →

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