One Of Harlem’s Best Christmas Songs, “Christmas Night In Harlem” By Louis Armstrong, 1955 (Video)

When it comes to Christmas songs about Harlem, we think this one, “Christmas Night In Harlem,” is a classic by legendary music man Louis Armstrong And The All Stars. Continue Reading →

Coleman Hawkins, One Of The First Prominent Jazz Musicians In Harlem 1920’s

Coleman_HawkinsColeman Randolph Hawkins November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn”.  Continue Reading →

Apollo Rings NY Stock Exchange Opening Bell For Its 82nd Anniversary

apollo theater on wall streetIn celebration of the Apollo’s 82 nd anniversary today, the Theater was invited to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue Reading →