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’s “Queen Of The Keys” Lillette Jenkins-Wisner (Video)

The Harlem born Lillette Jenkins-Wisner dubbed Queen of the Keys, Lillette is an internationally renowned concert pianist and vocalist. Continue Reading →

2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival “Ella, Ella” At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture today announced its 2017 Annual Women’s Jazz Festival honoring the centennial birthday of Ella Fitzgerald and her continued influence on the evolution of jazz. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement In Recognition Of Black History Month

Today, uptown U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month. Continue Reading →

Chef JJ Johnson Debuts New Menu At Legendary Minton’s In Fabulous Harlem

Minton’s, the historic jazz club located at 206 West 118th Street in Harlem and founded in 1938, announces that it will re-open on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 with an all-new menu by Executive Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson and a renowned musical line-up of emerging jazz artists.
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Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940’s

Zelda_Wynn_Valdes1The legendary Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was an African-American fashion designer and costumer. Continue Reading →

Paris: Harlem’s Alfie Wade Sings “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” (Video)

In October, 2016, long time ex-Harlem resident Alfie Wade sang the classic Fats Waller tune, “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” backed on guitar by Bertrand Papy, part of the Soirée Jammin’ Jazz and Blues 2016, at the au Concept Café in Sète, France. Continue Reading →

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 →