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 →

New Jazz Movement Coming To Minton’s In harlem

mintons jazz movement in harlemThe “New Movement In Jazz” is a cultural Renaissance happening in Harlem New York right now. It consists of a diverse group of jazz artists breathing new life into a style of music that has been static for, depending on who you ask, at least thirty years. Continue Reading →

Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams And Thelonius Monk At ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ Shoot

McPartland with Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk a detail of the famous photograph of jazz musiciA great behind-the-scenes photograph of Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk on 125th Street in August, 1958 in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Baby Grand, Harlem, 1953

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between st. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above the door and a rich Art Deco décor. Continue Reading →