Harlem Chef JJ Johnson Inspires Cocktail For National Moscow Mule Day 2017 (Update)

On Friday, March 3, 2017, for the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017, Smirnoff worked with one of Harlem’s top chef’s Chef JJ Johnson of Minton’s in Harlem at the event. 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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‘Mornin’ Fast Train From Memphis To Harlem,’ Miles Davis, 1969 (Video)

 

miles-davis-from-memhis-to-harlem1Miles Davis playing in Miles mode. Not sure of the Memphis to Harlem connection in the song, but we know he played at Cecil And Minton’s Harlem, around the corner from the Lenox Lounge and he was married to actress and Harlemite Cicely Tyson in the early 1980’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Charles Christian Inventor Of The Electric Guitar Solo (Video)

charles-christian1Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist who lived and played the electric guitar throughout Harlem. Continue Reading →

Master/Class Listening Party & Performance With Dannis Winston At Minton’s In Harlem

dannis-winston-1“Master / Class  speaks to my commitment to being a student of the greats everyone from Duke Ellington to Quincy Jones to Harry Belafonte and master of my own sense of class,” explains Dannis Winston about his debut EP. Continue Reading →

New Madison Square Boys & Girls Club In Harlem Revealed

image003Monday night, at a cocktail reception hosted at Minton’s by co-owners Dick Parsons and Alexander Smalls, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (Madison) unveiled designs for a new four-story, 45,000-sq.-ft. flagship Clubhouse for young people ages 6-18, located in Central Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Richard Parsons Chair Of Rockefeller Foundation

Richard-ParsonsRichard Parsons, the former board leader of Citigroup Inc. and Time Warner Inc., was named chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, the century-old philanthropy that’s funded Nobel Prize-winning researchers, helped stave off pandemics and assisted communities ravaged by natural disasters. Continue Reading →

Chef McCargo, Jr., Rev Run And Justine Simmons At Midnight Jazz Breakfast In Harlem

Bold Rhymes Meets Bold Flavor1The event hosts Rev Run and Justine Simmons with Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., served up Smithfield late-night bites at the inaugural Midnight Jazz Breakfast at The Cecil and adjoining iconic 1940s jazz club, Minton’s in Harlem USA. Continue Reading →

Joseph “JJ” Johnson Named Exec Chef At Minton’s In Harlem

chef-jj-johnsonChef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has been named Executive Chef of Alexander Smalls and Dick Parsons Minton’s and The Cecil, 206 West 118th Street, in Harlem USA. Continue Reading →

The Cecil / Minton’s Host Harlem Film Festival’s 10th

harlem film festival in harlem1This year marks the 10th Anniversary of The Harlem International Film Festival. To celebrate this momentous occasion The Cecil, NYC’s first Afro-Asian-American Brasserie, and Minton’s, Harlem’s sexy jazz supper club, will be hosting various events throughout the week.

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