Tag: Harlem Jazz

Minton’s Harlem Jazz Pays A Tribute to Bud Powell

Minton's Harlem Jazz

On Friday June 16th, Minton’s Harlem celebrates Jazz legend and Harlem’s own Bud Powell, a leading figure in modern jazz, also known as bebop, as was his close friend and musical compatriot Thelonious Monk. They both performed at the original Minton’s, and this special

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Celebrates 20 Years

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival the City Parks Foundation presents a full week of events that will include performances, poetry, workshops, lectures, theatrical presentations, the world premiere of a commissioned jazz work, and a

Harlem Stage presents Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello FREE Jazz Concert

This Saturday, July 28th, Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello are joining Harlem Stage and putting on a “Fats Waller Dance Party” in a FREE outdoor jazz concert that will include a 5-piece band with a live dance installation by Maija

Cassandra Wilson Takes us to Another Country

When I sat down at the Blue Note to see Cassandra Wilson play I knew it would be surreal.  She’s one of my heroes, so I was overwhelmed with needing to absorb into my cells every detail of the performance

HarlemTrends presents – JAZZ : Past Meets Present

We are happy to bring you our new podcast “HarlemTrends presents – JAZZ : Past Meets Present”  mixed for HarlemTrends by friend to the blog RhythmDB.  This is a follow up to our “Soulful Mix” podcast we posted in January 2012.

Lakecia Benjamin’s “Retox” CD Release Party June 12th at Le Poisson Rouge

Harlem’s Lakecia Benjamin and her band SoulSquad will be taking the stage next Tuesday, June 12th at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate her debut solo album Retox, which will be released that same day on Motema Music.  I’m so excited

Terri Lyne Carrington on the Road with Mosaic Project Members and Others

Sheila E. said that one day when she grows up, she wants to be just like Terri Lyne Carrington.  Terri is that heavy, and she has really done it with her most recent solo work on GrooveJazz Media/Concord Music Group,

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012: May 7 – 13

  The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012 is underway and this wonderful festival celebrates Harlem’s Historic Jazz Venues:  Apollo Theater, Club Harlem, Havana San Juan, Lenox Lounge, Minton’s Playhouse, Monroe’s Uptown, Park Palace, Showman’s Jazz Club and Small’s Paradise.  An impressive lineup of

Gregory Porter – Deep, Righteous Soul Shines on “Be Good”

  You know how sometimes someone – a musician, a painter, a poet, a leader, a parent, a friend – someone will strike a chord in your soul and it resonates to the extent that it helps you define your

National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces March 2012 Schedule

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has launched its schedule of events for March 2012, with a selection of free programming and affordable concerts from jazz musicians, educators and historians.  Among the events this month, the series “Harlem Speaks” presents