Kay Davis “The Wordless Vocalist” Harlem NY 1940’s

kay davisKatherine McDonald Wimp née Katherine McDonald stage name Kay Davis, December 5, 1920 – January 27, 2012 in Apopka, Florida, was an “exquisite” American jazz singer best known for her time with the orchestra of Duke Ellington. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Duke Ellington Band Live (video)

duke ellingtonFantastic performance footage of one of Jazz’s greatest stars – Duke Ellington. With performances of song of his most famous songs including “Mood Indigo”, “Caravan” and “Sophisticated Lady” Continue Reading →

Souleo: With New Album, Take 6 Wants You To Take Another Listen

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If you don’t remember just how successful and influential a cappella group, Take 6 is, well, that’s okay. They’re ready to serve a reminder with their new release, Believe. Continue Reading →

NY Urban League President Arva Rice Comments On New Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa

ArvaPhotoThe New York Urban League congratulates Betty Rosa on her new appointment as the new chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents.NYUL wants to recognize the exemplary work of the entire board in identifying a successor for outgoing chancellor, Merrly Tisch. 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 →

City College Readies For The Return Of ‘On Kentucky Avenue’

on kentuck avenue1Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to City College’s performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Jazz Duke Ellington And Nat King Cole Signed 1940’s

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Jazz greats Duke Ellington signed this early photographs with Nat King Cole Trio signed twice by Nat King Cole and his band in the 1940’s. Continue Reading →

City College’s ‘On Kentucky Avenue’ Returns In Harlem

Donna Clark Ty Stephens Rene Ternier Cassandra Palacio and Mindy Haywood perform The Prettiest Girl in the WorldBack by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to City College’s performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. Continue Reading →

Harlem From Duke To The Cotton Club, 1930’s (video)

1930's harlemThis fantastic video showing bits of Harlem, the Cotton Club, street views and Duke Ellington in the 1930s was recently restored and uploaded by YouTuber Guy Jones. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater Announces New Hologram Initiative

apollo theater signThe Apollo Theater announced today that it will expand its daytime programming that celebrates the iconic Theater’s legacy and enduring impact. Continue Reading →