Billie Holiday

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

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… Continue Reading →

“BLUE SKIES” (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz) MIX

It’s been awhile since our last podcast but we are happy to say that Blue Skies (Vol. 1) is now ready for FREE DOWNLOAD on iTunes for your listening pleasure.  On this mix you can expect to hear a few… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s (Review)

Minton’s Harlem is the rebirth of legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse, frequented by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Dizzy Gillespie, in the 1940s and ’50s.  Owner Richard Parsons (former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln, was an American Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions.  Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) was born on August 6, 1930 and passed along on August 14, 2010.  One of the many singers… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Billie Holiday

Pure Jazz perfection.  Billie Holiday singing the blues live in this video version of Fine and Mellow with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Vic Dickenson and Roy Eldridge.  You can see Billie’s talent and vocal gift of… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Nina Simone

This version of  “Strange Fruit” by Nina Simone channels what many feel during racial times from years gone by to current controversial issues such as the Trayvon Martin shooting.  See the link below for the lyrics (controversial to many) and… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Chaka Khan

This week we feature Chaka Khan in our Sunday Jazz Corner video.  Chaka is the one and only champion of voice.  Though many have tried to come close to her God given talent, she remains untouchable.  Here is a video… Continue Reading →

Nights In Harlem (Lounge Mix) Free Podcast

  RhythmDB’s latest mix for HCL is sure to be a favorite for the grown and sexy crowd.  Bringing it downtempo this podcast will take you on a soulful journey with chillout grooves, jazz, neo-soul, brazilian, hiphop, world, remixes &… Continue Reading →

Historic Harlem Landmark to Shut Down

Legendary Jazz Landmark Lenox Lounge will shut its doors forever New Year’s Eve, says longtime owner Alvin Reed.  The cool Art Deco cabaret has been open since 1942 and has hosted a Who’s Who of  musical icons such as Miles… Continue Reading →

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