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Sunday Jazz Corner with Jimmie Lunceford

James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford (June 6, 1902 – July 12, 1947) was an American Jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era. Jimmie Lunceford is the odd man out in jazz history. This bandleader made no waves with his musicianship – his preferred… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Cab Calloway

Let’s go back in time to a different era and take a look at old Harlem with the sounds of Jazz vocalist Cab Calloway.  Born on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, after a short period in Chicago he… Continue Reading →

Duke Ellington tribute in ‘Cotton Club Parade’

By HarlemCondoLife Duke Ellington, Harlem’s famous jazz musician who is honored with a beautiful sculpture at East 110th Street and Fifth Avenue, performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem in the 1920’s and ’30’s. Now City Center’s Encores! series and… Continue Reading →

"Remembering Lena Horne in Harlem"

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife NBC New York honored Lena Horne on Monday with a TV news package highlighting her ties to Harlem. It is a touching news piece on the lovely, talented, and legendary jazz singer. I encourage you to… Continue Reading →

Harlem and Supermodel Chanel Iman together in fashion shoot

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife If you want to see Harlem’s iconic sights, such as beautiful row houses or the Cotton Club or Lenox Lounge, and a gorgeous supermodel together in print, go purchase the 2009 September issue of Harper’s Bazaar…. Continue Reading →

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