Charlie Parker To Be Inducted Into Apollo Walk Of Fame

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD (April 1st and 3rd), a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Theater will celebrate its jazz legacy by inducting the iconic and influential jaz saxophonist, Charlie “Ya rd b ird ” Pa rker, into the Apollo Walk of Fame. 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 →

Harlem Cultural Archives: Camille Billops And Jim Hatch Archivists (video)

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We love the recordings from the Harlem Cultural Archives, and here’s another one. Camille Billops and Jim Hatch were professors at the City College of New York in Manhattan Community District 9 in Harlem, Camille in Art and Jim in English – when they ramped up their “Artists and Influences” oral history project. Continue Reading →

Jimmy Cobb Birthday Celebration At Smoke

jimmycobb1Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. The New York Times called his most recent recording on Smoke Sessions Records, The Original Mob, his best album in recent memory” and “a cogent argument against obsolescence.” Continue Reading →

Nina Simone Sings “Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life” In Harlem (video)

nina simonaGreat footage of legendary Nina Simone at the historical 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that took place in Marcus Garvey Park during the summer, only months apart from the inaugural Woodstock concert. Continue Reading →

5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Celebration & Record Release At Smoke

jimmycobb1Wow, Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. He is probably most famous as the drummer on Miles Davis’ classic Kind of Blue and his band will celebrate the iconic trumpeters May 26th birthday over these two nights, as well as the release of Jimmy’s new record on Smoke Sessions, The Original Mob. 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 →

Interview: Apollo Theatre Employee Mary Flowers

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Harlem World Magazine celebrates Black Music Month with Mary Flowers, who has worked at the World Famous Apollo Theater since the mid- 1980’s. Continue Reading →