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 →

Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Hosts Opening Celebration

national museum of jazz in harlemOn Tuesday, March 29, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will host the opening celebration for its new home at 58 West 129th Street, in the heart of Harlem’s bustling cultural and entertainment scene.  Continue Reading →

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book By Roxanne Orgill

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In this picture book Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxanne Orgill, it is aimed at kids age 8 and up, Orgill recounts the history of jazz through a couple of dozen poems — each accompanied by beautiful and happy drawings by Detroit artist Francis Vallejo. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Aaron Diehl: The Real Diehl At Lincoln Center

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Pianist Aaron Diehl, known fondly as “The Real Diehl” in jazz circles, has been a Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite since he was named “Outstanding Soloist” in the Essentially Ellington competition in 2002. 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 →

Beyoncé World Tour Musican Tia Fuller At Smoke In Harlem

Tia_Fuller_QuartetSaxophonist Tia Fuller, whose high profile world tours with Beyoncé have earned her a wide audience, has also collaborated with Esperanza Spaulding and Sean Jones. Continue Reading →

Lincoln Center’s Jazz For Children, Expands to Harlem

Jazz Aa Linclon Center WeBop Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell1Jazz at Lincoln Center’s popular early childhood education program, WeBop, continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary with expansion to Harlem. Continue Reading →