Miles ‘Mintons’ Davis “Chili Mack” Recipe Revealed

miles davisHarlem loves Miles Davis and you know we love food! So, we thought since no one cooked on the trumpet like Miles Davis. And, as it turns out, he was also quite good in the kitchen we would share his chili Mach recipe with you from Open Culture. Continue Reading →

Join The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival In Harlem

charlie_parker_jazz_festival_newyorkcity_festivalinnyc_jazzz_musicFounded 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 Orchestra At The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival In HArlem

wallace-roneyWallace 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 →

Harlem’s James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)

james baldwinJames Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Continue Reading →

Investors To Relocate Harlem’s Iconic Lenox Lounge Scarce

General views of Lenox Lounge before and after the facade was stripped of its Art Deco details and sign located at 288 Lenox Avenue in Harlem in New York CityNYPost writes that as Nobu co-founder Richie Notar prepares to launch an eagerly awaited new music club at the former Lenox Lounge site, a plan for the original fabled jazz venue to relocate two blocks north appears stalled. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Ron Carter Book Signing

seitu ron1By Seitu Oronde

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.

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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 →

Harlem, The Soundtrack Of Miles, Count, Duke’s Film Noir (video)

tumblr_m8s0yhPAGM1qcglluo1_500When 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 →

Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

25cityroom-barber1-blog480In 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 →