Join Harlem’s Ella Fitzgerald Piano Bar During Make Music NY 2017

While temperatures are already blazing, summer doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.

Harlem’s Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ In Berlin 1968 (video)

Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t born in Harlem, but she thrived in Harlem from staring on Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater, to performing at the the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. 

The Stars Come Out For The Apollo’s Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

This October, the Apollo Theater  today announced some special additions to its lineup for  100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella on Saturday, October 22nd, 2106, at 8 p.m, a special  concert Continue Reading →

Drop Me Off In Harlem, Ella Fitzgerald, 1933 (video)

“Drop Me Off in Harlem” is a 1933 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Nick Kenny. A.H. Lawrence writes that the song originated from an off the Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

Michael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Continue Reading →

2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival “Ella, Ella” At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival honoring the centennial birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and her continued influence on the evolution Continue Reading →

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.

Harlem’s Patti “Queen Of The Jingles,” Austin (Video)

Patti Austin, born on the 10th August, 1950, is an American R&B, pop and jazz singer. Austin was born in Harlem, New York to Gordon Austin, a jazz trombonist, and Edna Continue Reading →

Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Highlights To Ailey’s Lincoln Center Season

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – Continue Reading →

The Beloved Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 At Lincoln Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a seven-performance engagement at the Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, And Other Docs At Swann Galleries

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, featuring powerful ephemera both painful and uplifting from oft-overlooked chapters of American history.

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement In Recognition Of Black History Month

Today, uptown U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month.

Black History Month At The Apollo In Harlem

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs throughout Black History Month.

Chef JJ Johnson Debuts New Menu At Legendary Minton’s In Fabulous Harlem

Minton’s, the historic jazz club located at 206 West 118th Street in Harlem and founded in 1938, announces that it will re-open on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 with an all-new Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940’s

The legendary Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was an African-American fashion designer and costumer.