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 →

HW Pick: “Nothing But a Man,” A 50th Anniversary Celebration With Director Michael Roemer (video)

nothing but a manA true landmark of American cinema and African-American screen representation, Nothing But a Man portrays the poignant relationship between a preacher’s daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln) and a railroad man and single dad (Ivan Dixon). Continue Reading →

Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder at The Apollo, 1963

Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder backstage at the Apollo Theatre, in 1963. We think the image was taken before a performance by “Little” Stevie Wonder as he was known at the time (read Robin V., think that’s Ronnie Spector looking at the camera). Continue Reading →