Tag: Jazz Harlem

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Fall Benefit Concert: Uptown in Autumn

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Fall Benefit Concert

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Fall Benefit Concert will be held at the historic Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture this year celebrating Harlem’s nearly century-long support for jazz!     Guiding us on a musical journey that traces the evolution

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

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

Harlem’s Own Lakecia Benjamin – “Retox” to Drop June 12

If you aren’t familiar with Motema Music artist Lakecia Benjamin’s work, be sure to grab her first CD, Retox out on June 12th.  This Harlem native brings classic soul/funk and steps out of the box on her debut release.  This project is so alive

Chef Marcus Samuelsson opens Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem

Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new jazz and supper spot Ginny’s Supper Club has been in the works since he opened the popular Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, and now the joint is open for business.  Ginny’s Supper Club is conveniently located