Apollo Theaters Gordon “Doc” Anderson And Billie Holiday, 1950′s

Apollo Theaters Bob Anderson And Billie Holiday 1940sApollo Theater house photographer Gordon Anderson laughs it up with diva Billie Holiday, behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater, In Harlem, New York, 1950′s. Continue Reading →

Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt, Harlem, 1912 -1933

rosenblattJosef (Yossele) Rosenblatt (May 9, 1882 – June 19, 1933), was Ukrainian-born in Bila Tserkva chazzan (was the most famous cantor in the world) and composer in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Win ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ Theater Tickets

satchmo-on-broadwayJohn Douglas Thompson will repeat his performance in the New York premiere of Terry Teachout’s one-man Louis Armstrong play Satchmo at the Waldorf, previews began on Feb. 15 at the Westside Theatre. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Eugene Jacques Bullard, The First African American Fighter Pilot

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1894-1961) was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. He led a colorful life, much of it in Europe. 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 →

Rare Louis Armstrong recording released (video)

Louis Armstrong was in Washington on January 29, 1971 to perform at the Inauguration against the advice of his doctors of then incoming National Press Club President Vernon Louviere, a fellow native of New Orleans. Continue Reading →

Valaida Snow From Harlem To The High Hat

Valaida Snow (June 2, 1904 – May 30, 1956) was an African American jazz musician and entertainer. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Continue Reading →