The Apollo and Cassandra Wilson Team For Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Walk of Fame Induction

cassandrawilson_980The Apollo Theater in collaboration with Absolutely Live Entertainment will celebrate the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday with presentations honoring the late jazz and blues singer and featuring two-time Grammy winning musician Cassandra Wilson. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Barbara Ann (“Bobbi”) Humphrey, 1980

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We love this photo of Barbara Ann (“Bobbi”) Humphrey (born April 25, 1950). Bobbie Humphrey is an American jazz flutist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Get Ready, The Motown Revue

The_Supremes_and_The_TemptationsBy Lil Nickelson

Watching the musical production “Get Ready: The Motown Revue” last night at St. Stephen AME Church’s Reception Hall located at 2145 Frederick Douglass Blvd. was like listening to the soundtrack to my childhood into my young adult years. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Festival ‘The Black Woodstock,’ Harlem, NY, 1969

1969 Harlem Cultural Festival CrowdThe Harlem Cultural Festival or as it is more commonly known Black Woodstock featured a number of concerts that were held on the hills of Mount Morris Park in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Caleb Hawley Is Not ‘Seeing Colors’ In His Harlem (video)

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From Krista

We love this song by American Idol participant and Harlem resident Caleb Hawley “Seeing Colors”. It’s a story about his living in Harlem, the reaction of people to him and his reaction to them. Continue Reading →

Freddie Hendrix At Smoke In Harlem

Freddie HendrixFreddie Hendrix—combining elements of Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and Clifford Brown—has emerged as one of the music’s most exciting young trumpet players. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Happy 80th Birthday Apollo Theater

Musician Reverend Charles Hodges Sr and Paul Rodgers recording at Royal Studios (left to right)_Courtesy PaulRodgers.comThe Apollo Theater has transformed the lives of many singers that performed on its stage such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Lauryn Hill. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Arturo O’Farrill Tributes Father’s Afro-Latin Jazz legacy

Arturo OFarrill Courtesy Apollo TheaterBy Souleo

Many years ago, if you had asked Arturo O’Farrill to pay tribute to the music legacy of his father, Chico O’Farrill, he would have likely said “no.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Jazz Man Alex Bugnon Dedicates Album To HARLEM

alex-harlemAlex Bugnon’s 12th and newest release, is dedicated to the greatest village in the world HARLEM, is sure to dispel any notion that he can be musically stereotyped.   Continue Reading →