Memorial for Harlem Fave Little Jimmy Scott In Harlem

billy scott...We are honored to share with you our celebration of the life of Little Jimmy Scott, American Jazz singer, NEA Jazz Master, recording artist, former lead singer for the Lionel Hampton band, recipient of the Kennedy Center’s “Jazz in our Time” Living Legend Award and Lifetime Achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Marva_LewisHarlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue Reading →

Twenty Two West (“22 West”) In Harlem

twenty two west 22 westTwenty Two West or “22 West” was the name of the Harlem Restaurant – Bar – Jazz Club – Gallery & Banquet Room, that was located at 22 West.135th Street, between 5th and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →