The Stars Come Out For The Apollo’s Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

ella-fitzgerald-in-harlemThis October, the Apollo Theater  today announced some special additions to its lineup for  100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella on Saturday, October 22nd, 2106, at 8 p.m, a special  concert celebrating the centennial of Apollo Legend and the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater To Hold Amateur Night Auditions In Harlem, Philly And DC

apollo1The Apollo Theater announced today that it will hold auditions for its legendary Amateur Night show, now in its 82nd year, in multiple cities this Fall. Continue Reading →

Join The Best In Music At The Free SummerStage 2016 In Central Park

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City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 season of SummerStage, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival, bringing more than 115 free performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs.  Continue Reading →

NJM In Harlem Benefit Concert Honors Roy Haynes

Roy HaynesOn Tuesday, June 14, 2016 The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will host its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert honoring legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes with the Legends of Jazz Award. Continue Reading →

Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Gala 2016

national museum of jazz in harlemThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced that legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with the Legends of Jazz Award, and President & CEO of The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Kenneth J. Knuckles, Esq with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award at its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert to be held on Tuesday, June 14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. 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 →

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ In Berlin 1968 (video)

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Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t born in Harlem, but she thrived in Harlem from staring on Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater, to performing at the the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

Count_Basie_in_Rhythm_and_Blues_RevueWilliam James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Civil Rights Doc Eyes On The Prize Returns

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Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era. Continue Reading →