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Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Mintons in Harlem – May 27 & 28

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Vocalist and chekere player Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, one of the most revered figures of AfroCuban folkoric and traditional music, and the patriarch of the Terry family, will be reunited in concert with his sons, jazz saxophonist YOSVANY TERRY and bassist YUNIOR TERRY. Together they create a journey through Cuba’s musical history — from AfroCuban folklore to the charanga music of Cuba’s “golden age” of the 1940s to cutting-edge Latin jazz.

Musicians
Eliado “Don Pacho” Terry: Vocals & Chekere; Yosvany Terry: Saxophones & Chekere; Yunior Terry:Bass; Osmany Paredes: Piano; Javier Porta: Flute; Lidia Cabrera: Vocals.

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The newly refurbished, historical Minton’s Playhouse is hosting the JC Hopkins Biggish Band featuringQueen Esther for a residency of Wednesday gigs starting on May 7th. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and his ensemble of pedigreed jazz musicians swing hard and passionately through original material penned by Hopkins but also feature Bop tunes initially crafted at Minton’s back in the day by Thelonious Monk, Bird and Diz, expanded for a semi-big jazz conglomeration.

Queen Esther, with sass and finesse fronts the band, with her evocative voice and massive range, interpreting new material as well as covering lesser-known songs from Billie Holiday’s canon. Each night is expected to be a real happening.

Doors open at 6:00pm.

Performances from 7pm-11pm.

Music charge: $10 at the bar, $20 at a table.

Dinner reservations are recommended.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Minton’sFood and Beverage: Bar Seating is $10 per person, table seating is $20 per person.

Gentlemen: Jackets are recommended.

FOR MORE DETAILS: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Minton’s – May 27 & 28.

Sweet Spot Festival Sunday, May 25th at the West Harlem Pier!

Sweet Spot Festival is back!  Sunday, May 25th this holiday weekend there is something for everyone check out the vendors and great music line-up on the photo below.  You can also see more on there website as well as upcoming events sweetspotfestival.com

West Harlem Pier is located at 125th Street and West Side, just opposite of the Fairway.   Be sure to stop by and check it out this Sunday from 2-9pm.  See you there!

DANCE!  MUSIC!  SHOP!  RELAX!

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All gospel and spirituals concert in Harlem!

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Your spirit will soar! You’ll clap your hands! You’ll shout for joy!
The SymphoNYChorus presents the best of gospel and spirituals.
LET ME FLY
Songs of Struggle and Victory
Friday, May 9, 8pm
St. Andrew’s Harlem- 127th St. and 5th Ave.
FREE admission

Sunday Jazz Corner with Danny Mixon (Harlem)

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Daniel Asbury Mixon from Harlem, New York City is an American jazz Pianist.
Currently you can hear him at the newly revised and highly sought upon Jazz Supper Club Minton’s in Harlem.
A prolific piano virtuoso who has performed in the U. S. and Internationally, Daniel Asbury Mixon was born on August 19, 1949 in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical household he was influenced by his mother and grandparents beginning his early artistic expression at the age of 3. He studied and performed as a tap dancer at the Ruth Williams Dance Studio and even then was known as “The Show Stopper.” Danny attended the High School of Performing Arts with dance as his major.

During an afternoon outing at the Apollo Theatre with his grandfather Danny was inspired by the jazz musicians he heard. It was then that he decided that he would like to be a pianist and he never once looked back.

In May of 2004 Danny was one of the first musicians to be honored by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem in a series entitled “Harlem Speaks,” which resulted in an invitation to the White House for Black Music Month on June 22nd.

Danny’s greatest joy is performing, composing, and arranging for his own group “The Danny Mixon Trio or Quartet,” Danny is currently the Musical Director at Minton’s.

This kind of talent doesn’t grow on trees.  Danny Mixon and all of the jazz musicians at Minton’s are what makes Harlem so great.  If you have not yet visited Minton’s Supper Club in Harlem, and you are a lover of good food and REAL JAZZ, we highly recommend it.   See our previous write up on Minton’s Supper Club, Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s

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The Danny Mixon Trio Live at Showman’s Jazz Organ Club