Harlem Man Duke Ellington Band Live (video)

duke ellingtonFantastic performance footage of one of Jazz’s greatest stars – Duke Ellington. With performances of song of his most famous songs including “Mood Indigo”, “Caravan” and “Sophisticated Lady” Continue Reading →

International Jazz Day Celebration At The Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem

Giorgi Mikadze-Piano_Patrick Bartley-Sax_Lind Oh-Bass_Julius Rodriguez-Drums_Jeffrey Miller_Trombonecredit-Richard Conde (1)On Saturday, April 30, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) hosted its annual Concert & Conversationprogram for International Jazz Day as a means of showcasing the universality of jazz for both jazz aficionados and the curious jazz listener.  Continue Reading →

Celebrating Jackie McLean: Music Of The Spirit Renè McLean Sextet In Harlem

rene mclean

Saxophonists Renè McLean and Gary Bartz meet to celebrate the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean. For more than five decades Renè served as protégé/apprentice to his father, the world-renowned alto saxophonist and educator Jackie McLean. Continue Reading →

The National Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Talks With Greg Thomas And More

Albert_Murray_-_walter_beckhamThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH)—an institution in the heart of Harlem’s cultural district dedicated to preserving, promoting, and presenting jazz music… Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Diane Schuur Sings The Ray Charles Songbook At Lincoln Center

dinae schuur at lincoln center1At age 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter and music director Kenny Rampton (of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) launched his touring career with a nine-month stint in Ray Charles’ band. Continue Reading →

Greg Thomas Hosts Albert Murray Centennial Listening Parties At Lincoln Center

Greg thomas from harlemJoin us as we celebrate the centennial of the author, scholar, and philosopher Albert Murray in this series of Listening Parties hosted by Murray expert and one time Harlem World Magazine Editor-in-chief Greg Thomas. Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Duke Ellington At The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

duke ellingtonThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem celebrates the life of Duke Ellington today. Ellington’s life plays a major role in the museum and the current exhibit, VIBRATIONS, where visitors can see rare artifacts from his granddaughter Mercedes Ellington’s collection. Continue Reading →

Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing Season

Lincoln_Center_Jazz_OrchestraNew York’s premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, June 21–July 9. Tickets and multi-evening passes go on sale on May 18. Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Continue Reading →

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy At 10

charlie parker miles davisSince 2006, Jazz at Lincoln Center has proudly offered free jazz education to 60 middle school age student musicians in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx through its groundbreaking program Middle School Jazz Academy. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival, Alicia Hall Moran & Mal Devisa At The Schomburg

march+21+join+eblastcropOur 2016 Women’s Jazz Festival continues with another show-stopping pair of performers! Alicia Hall Moran presents her latest project, “Black Wall Street,” a staged concert depicting a story about money and the lesser-known tale of Black American finance in New York City and beyond. Continue Reading →