New Recording By Harlem’s Claude Jay Who Channels Jazz Legend Thelonious Monk

A Jazz classic, Round Midnight, is the title song of Claude Jay’s new album by Harlem resident and small business owner, written by jazz master Thelonious Monk. Continue Reading →

Robert’s World: T.S. Monk ‘Bid Em In’ Interview (Video)

By Robert Walker

In a time where the United States is in the throes of a pandemic that has taken more lives than both World Wars and the VietNam war combined. Continue Reading →


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Get Paid In Full When You “Sweat The Technique”

On the heels of Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize, as the world begins to recognize the creative side of Hip-Hop, comes a writing guide from a musician and “The greatest MC of all time,” Rakim. Continue Reading →

Craft Recordings Commemorates 70 Years Of Prestige Records

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, one of the most revered jazz labels in the world.
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In Case You Didn’t Know, Rhonda Ross And Rodney Kendrick Are Having A Valentine’s Day Concert In Harlem

At Harlem stage Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick celebrate love in all its dimensions in their first full USA concert together in 15 years! Continue Reading →

Monkmania, A Centennial Tribute to Thelonious Monk At Harlem Stage

The MSM MONK’estra Ensemble, with students from Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts program, led by guest conductor/arranger John Beasley, will perform arrangements from Beasley’s MONK’estra project, which “reinvents Thelonious Monk for the 21st century” (LA Weekly).  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 →

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