Parlor Jazz Harlem’s Best Kept Secret

Marjorie Eliot

For the last 19 years, Peoples Hall of Fame recipient Marjorie Eliot and her formidable group of serious jazz greats assemble to deliver a very heavy 2 hours of jazz music for the 50 guests who have been fortunate enough to get a seat.

Without fail, from 4 pm to 6 pm every Sunday, you can experience a piece of Harlem history by just entering her building at 555 Edgecomb Ave. in Washington Heights and traveling up to apt. 3F. Feel the spirits of Savoy Ballroom owner Charles Buchanan, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Lena Horne, Joe Lewis and Jackie Robinson and others from the Harlem Renaissance as Marjorie and her band take you back to those days of struggle, discovery, revolution and creative expression. She remembers visiting her uncle in the building as a child, hearing music all around her.

Parlor Jazz is one of Harlem’s most precious gems, drawing audiences from all around the world. Come by and experience Marge, her son Rudel and the rotating group of wonderful jazz musicians including Bob Cunningham, Sergio Choukroun and poets each Sunday from 4 – 6 pm – 555 Edgecomb Ave./160th St.


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