Harlem’s Music Man Wilbur Coleman Sweatman In Harlem, New York, 1882 – 1961

Wilbur Coleman Sweatman, February 7, 1882 – March 9, 1961, Harlem, New York, was an African-American ragtime and dixieland jazz composer, bandleader, and clarinetist. Sweatman was one of the first African-American musicians to have fans nationwide. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Michael Feinstein Ft., Freda Payne, More At Lincoln Center (video)

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Michael Feinstein begins the Jazz & Popular Song series illuminating the significant role of jazz in sustaining the popularity of the American Jazz Standard. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Lover Tia Fuller

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Beautiful music, from a talented artist, the Harlem lover releases her latest album Angelic Warrior this month. The veteran pauses to reflect on working with Beyonce’, Esperanza Spaulding, her fave thing to do in Harlem and teaching at a Catholic school. Continue Reading →