Small’s Paradise (Re)Created: HARLEM AFTER DARK Tonight

Kicking-off the 2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival today, Jazzmobile and Revive Music are putting on a unique event tonight called Small’s Paradise (Re)Created: Harlem After Dark , which is described as “a journey back into the heydays of Harlem.”   The goal is to give you a touch of the vibe of 1930s nightlife in Harlem and to pay tribute to the famed Small’s Paradise night club.

Harlem After Dark

Revive Music will showcase the talents of pianist Johnny O’Neal (famous for his appearance in the movie Ray for his portrayal of pianist Art Tatum), vocalist Sasha Vasandani, famed poet Umar Bin Hassan from the Last Poets and the tap dancing troupe the Sole Society as they visit the works of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and the poetry of Langston Hughes. Special guests include trumpeter Phillip Dizack, alto saxophonist Sharel Cassity, tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard, trombonist Mike Dease, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Sharif Zaben.

SMALLS PARADISE (RE)CREATED: HARLEM AFTER DARK

JOHNNY O’NEAL + SACHAL VASANDANI + UMAR HASSAN + SOLE SOCIETY

Monday, May 7

9:00 pm

HARLEM USA

2309 Frederic Douglass Blvd, 2nd Floor (Enter on 124th Street)

$10.00 (door)