Billy Taylor Street Naming In Harlem

billy taylor street naming ceremonySummerfest is proud to be joining The Harlem Cultural Archives at the Street Naming ceremony in honor of Jazzmobile’s founder Billy Taylor. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival At The Apollo

harlem jazz shrines 2The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival starts its run in May 2014. The Harlem Jazz Shrines project is a Harlem-wide jazz festival presented in collaboration with Harlem Stage, Jazzmobile, and Columbia University. Continue Reading →

Cynthia Holiday Celebrates Women’s History Month In Harlem

cynthia at jazz vespersCynthia Holiday With Jazz Vespers In Harlem celebrates Women’s History Month with jazz and blues song stylist composer recording artist.

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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 →

Harlem Stage Announces Fourth Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival And Schedule

jazz shrinesWhen the Harlem Renaissance was in vogue at the dawn of the 20th Century, the jazz clubs around Jungle Alley, between Lenox and Seventh Avenue – The Savoy Ballroom, Small’s Paradise, Minton’s Playhouse, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, The Ubangi Club, Park Palace, Connie’s Inn, and otherswere the place to be.  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 →

Harlem’s Victoria Theater Grows More Swagger

The massive redevelopment and renovation of Harlem‘s Victoria Theater is back in the news—there have been more changes to the design plans. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Victoria Theater Grows More Swagger

The massive redevelopment and renovation of Harlem‘s Victoria Theater is back in the news—there have been more changes to the design plans. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Victoria Theater A Cultural Hub For Harlem

A plan to transform Harlem’s legendary Victoria Theater into a splashy hub for the arts and tourism — and an affordable home for hundreds of needy families — won state backing on Wednesday. Continue Reading →