Tag: Jazz Greats

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

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,

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

National Jazz Museum in Harlem December 2011 Schedule

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) is ending the year with a full schedule of events in December, including conversations with jazz artists such as Hal Galper and Steve Turre for Harlem Speaks, and live performances by emerging jazz

Sonny Rollins Still Evolving at 81

Anyone who is a true master of anything understands that mastery is not an end, but rather a means to true enlightenment.  It must be embraced humbly and selflessly.  With it comes tremendous responsibility and dedication – sacrifice that is

Shrine is Lu Reid’s House for Sunday Jam

  We should be so lucky to live in a neighborhood with so many jazz stars.  You can walk by any venue on any day of the week and stumble in on some of the deepest jazz swinging on the

Gregory Porter’s “Way to Harlem”

  I for one am anxiously awaiting Harlem-based Motema Music artist Gregory Porter’s new joint to drop.  Last Thursday at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club he and his band offered a taste of what might appear on this new project.