This Thursday night on May 17th the 11th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem” concert will be held at the Apollo Theater. The event starts at 7PM and tickets are still available for this star studded event including an exciting line up of celebrities and musicians.
Special Guest – Quincy Jones
Performances by Macy Gray, Bono, Randy Weston, Bettye LaVette, Sweet Georgia Brown, Bill Saxton, Dr. John, Pacquito D’Rivera, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band and Stanley Jordan just to name a few
Comedy stand up by: Darrell Hammond
The 2012 Gala Honoree: Claude Nobs
For more information on this event including ticket prices and the full list of performers please click on the link.
A Great Night in Harlem
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Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival which will run May 7 – 13, 2012. ”The prestige of the past. The pulse of the present.”
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Re-creates Small’s Paradise Featuring Concerts, Jam Sessions and Educational Events.
The events are scheduled to be held throughout Harlem, from the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.
The first night will be on May 7, at 9:00 pm Harlem After Dark – Small’s (Re)Created: Harlem After Dark featuring vocalists Johnny O’Neal, Sachal Vasandani, Umar Hassan (The Last Poets) and The Tap Messengers. ”Harlem After Dark is a journey back into the heydays of Harlem. In a joint effort between Revive Music and Jazzmobile, Small’s Paradise will revisit the experience and live music of the 1030s and 1040s, presenting a retrospective concert with a modern day twist incorporating vocal numbers, tap dancing and an after-hours jam session.”
The festivities with various performers will continue nightly until May 13th.
For more information and the full schedule please click here:
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
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If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.
In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!
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