The subject of the recently released and widely acclaimed documentary, trumpeter/educator/bandleader Clark Terry personifies the very best that jazz represents. Continue Reading →
Founded in memoriam of beloved jazz musician Charlie Parker, this festival annually attracts thousands of fans to two historic Harlem parks in Manhattan. Continue Reading →
Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. Continue Reading →
Ron Carter book signing for his new book Building Jazz Bass Lines: A compendium of techniques for great jazz bass lines including play-along CD on May 5th, 2014 at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.
Wow, 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 →
When we think of film noir, we tend to think of a mood best set by a look: shadow and light (mostly shadow), grim but visually rich weather, we can imagine the near-depopulated urban streets of Harlem. Continue Reading →
In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Continue Reading →
As part of the Smoke in Harlem’s 15th anniversary celebration Saxophonist George Coleman, a musician of rare genius, is making some of the most inspired music of his long career. Continue Reading →