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 →

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 →

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 →

Duke Ellington And The Harlem Renaissance, 1930’s

duke ellingtonA photograph of the very elegant of Duke Ellington, in this charming signed image reads in his personal inscription, “to the Most Charming Miss Alice Dixon Best Wishes Duke Ellington”, 1930’s. 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 →