Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band At Harlem Stage

maryl lou williamsMary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about the life and music of one of the greatest jazz pianists, composers and arrangers who has remained largely unknown…until now. Continue Reading →

Join Jazz Man Allan Harris At Gin Fizz In Harlem

allan harris in harlemIf you didn’t see jazz man Allan Harris at the Jazz mobile in Harlem you can check out him out at the Gin Fizz in Harlem. Continue Reading →

October Music At Smoke Schedule In Harlem

smoke_jazz_clubCheck out some of the best Jazz music by some of the best musicians in Harlem at Smoke Music Schedule for the month of October 2015.

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‘Harlem Blues’ By Phineas Newborn Jr’s (video)

mr newborn s harlem bluesBefore this posting we had not heard of Phineas Newborn Jr., let alone his glorious Harlem Blues recorded in New York City on February 12, 1969.

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Swing At The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisCheck out the upcoming 22nd edition of the Jazz Festival, founded in memoriam of beloved jazz man and Harlem fave Charlie Parker. Continue Reading →

Miles Davis Protégé Eddie Henderson At Smoke In Harlem

40f43f57925e8abd4294bb33b580fTrumpeter Eddie Henderson, an important protégé of Miles Davis, says more with a single note than most manage in an entire chorus. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Allan Harris Free At Jazz Mobile In Harlem

allan_and_monty_3Join  will be playing for Jazz Mobile’s Summer Music Series at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. This is a free concert so bring you picnic and come hang with us under the stars and let us groove you on a summer night. Continue Reading →

Zane’s All Time Top 5 Books About Harlem Music

Jazz-Musicians-In-Front-of-Mintons-Playhouse-Untapped-CitiesThere are plenty of books about Harlem’s eclectic music scene that cover the Harlem Renaissance to present day. Continue Reading →

Jazzmobile’s 50th Anniversary In Harlem


 The Jazzmobile continues Billy Taylor’s tradition of presenting the legends , masters, rising stars and young emerging performers, this year’s Summerfest has one brilliant performance after another.

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Salters Scene: The 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party

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By Udo Salters

The 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party “To New Orleans With Love” was held by the Jazz Foundation of America on Saturday, May 16th at Hudson Studios in New York City. Continue Reading →