HW Pick: Jazz Man Alex Bugnon Dedicates Album To HARLEM

alex-harlemAlex Bugnon’s 12th and newest release, is dedicated to the greatest village in the world HARLEM, is sure to dispel any notion that he can be musically stereotyped.   Continue Reading →

Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams And Thelonius Monk At ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ Shoot

McPartland with Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk a detail of the famous photograph of jazz musiciA great behind-the-scenes photograph of Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk on 125th Street in August, 1958 in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Celebration & Record Release At Smoke

Jimmy-CobbWow, Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. He is probably most famous as the drummer on Miles Davis’ classic Kind of Blue and his band will celebrate the iconic trumpeters May 26th birthday over these two nights, as well as the release of Jimmy’s new record on Smoke Sessions, The Original Mob. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

Wide_Shot_of_Mintons_Dining_RoomThe last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. Continue Reading →

Souleo: After deaths, Dianne Reeves Finds A Beautiful Life

Dianne Reeves_Credit_Jerris MadisonOn the surface the title of Dianne Reeves’ new album, Beautiful Life seems straightforward enough, but it holds a deeper significance for the singer after experiencing two major deaths. Continue Reading →

HW Interview: Harlem Lover Tia Fuller

Tia Fuller

Beautiful music, from a talented artist, the Harlem lover releases her latest album Angelic Warrior this month. The veteran pauses to reflect on working with Beyonce’, Esperanza Spaulding, her fave thing to do in Harlem and teaching at a Catholic school. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazzmobile Founder Billy Taylor

800px-Billy_Taylor_(jazz)Billy Taylor (born William Taylor; July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the First Black Person Elected to Congress

adam-clayton-powell-jrAdam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). Continue Reading →

HW Interview: Celebrate Black Music Month with longtime Apollo Theatre Employee Mary Flowers

Harlem World Magazine celebrates Black Music Month with Mary Flowers, who has worked at the World Famous Apollo Theater since the mid- 1980′s. Continue Reading →