“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that the event at aloft harlem scheduled for Monday, June 13th, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.”
Produced by JazzPlus and Harlem World Magazine, hw jazzcafe brings the best Harlem history transformed by cafe flavor. Continue reading
Newsmakers, Experts and Current Events in the World of Harlem.
Host Danny Tisdale speaks to Chuck Foster (left), co-founder and president of the world renown Harlem World Community Center about its historical significance, Dougie Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, Andre Harrell, etc., who performed at the center and it’s influence in and outside of Harlem.
In the brief time that I’ve been posting blog entries to Integral Post, rarely have I explicitly discussed the issue of race, which, it seems to me, is a blindspot of the Integral community. Yet I intend, more and more, to visit the theme of race and view it through an Integral lens. Continue reading
By Greg Thomas
Michael Fosberg is a professional actor who was raised by his biological mother and adoptive father in a working-class white family. At the age of 30, upon hearing the news of his parents’ divorce, Fosberg began a search for his long-lost biological father.
Continue reading →
By Greg Thomas
…at the top of the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, …we’d play dances…
To judge by the latest whirlwind of activity, jazz great Chick Corea has no intention of slowing down after more than 50 years. Continue reading
“…no one belongs to the black community anymore.”
Writer, Greg Thomas Recommended:
Raymond Arsenault, The Great Unraveling, NYTimes says: Robinson tells us at the outset, live and work in a privileged world of wealth and power. Despite the color of their skin, they do not belong to the black community. Fair enough, but Robinson does not stop there. Over the next 200 pages, he demonstrates rather convincingly that no one belongs to the black community anymore. The race-based community that was a fixture of American life for generations — Continue reading
Harlem World asked founding HW Editor-in-chief and jazz authority his take on Randy Weston’s music…
“In the history of jazz piano no one has better integrated the stylings of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and his own percussive approach with the music’s African roots.” – Greg Thomas, the jazz channel producer, TheStage.tv Continue reading
From Greg Thomas
Christian McBride upright bass solo
Host: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (www.jmih.org)
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (www.jmih.org)
Street: 104 E. 126th Street, New York, NY
Part of the Harlem Speaks interview series
From Greg Thomas
Yesterday’s Saturday panel at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem was such a pleasure to moderate. Cordial, candid conversation took most of the time, but the most powerful part, for me, was the music the panelists shared…
…For instance, Vijay Iyer played Ahmad Jamal’s “But Not For Me” from the classic Pershing date. Heaven! That’s why I urge you to check out the video of Jamal’s timeless trio here on “Darn That Dream.” Identify the jazz legends you see looking on . . .
The web’s first interactive video series devoted to jazz, Jazz it Up!, has been nominated for a Global Media Award, in the category of Outstanding Long Form – Entertainment.
A collaboration between The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Consumer Electronics Association, the Global Media Awards honor excellence in the creative adaptation of technology that enhances video programming or content.
Jazz it Up! submitted a five-minute excerpt from the half-hour 6th episode from Season One. The show featured bassist Christian McBride, leading a quintet at the Village Vanguard, and a young sax prodigy from Italy, Francesco Cafiso, playing with strings accompaniment at Birdland. Veteran bassist Stanley Clarke was the focus of the “Jazz Spotlight” segment, at the Blue Note. “Jazz Friends” Terence Blanchard and Charles Fambrough recalled their time in Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The “Vintage” segment featured the one and only Louis Armstrong playing “Back Home in Indiana,” courtesy of Jazz Icons. Continue reading