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Nicole Henry Comes to Ginny’s

You must not miss 2013 Soul Train Awards winner Nicole Henry at Ginny’s Supper Club this weekend, September 25th & 26th.  Ms. Henry will light up the room with her pristine, soulful expression, and her always swinging band.  Her rendition… Continue Reading →

Obscure Harlem Gems at AtlasObscura (#HarlemObscura)

AtlasObscura.com is “an online compendium of the world’s wonders.  In addition to the website we regularly host unique lectures, behind the scenes tours and highly-stylized cocktail galas in unusual places with the hopes of encouraging exploration and discovery amongst our… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Danny Mixon (Harlem)

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… Continue Reading →

AZANIA AT THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFÉ – AFRICA NOW!

We were recently introduced to an extraordinary talent, the globally successful Azania from Sierre Leone, West Africa who now lives right here in our beloved Harlem.  If you want to experience a truly gifted vocalist, you can come to see… Continue Reading →

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 Etta James

The one and only Etta James.  It is sad to think we have just only recently lost Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins)  on January 20, 2012.  She was born January 25, 1938 and she died five days before her birthday on which… Continue Reading →

“BLUE SKIES” Vol. 2 (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz)

Available now for download on iTunes Blue Skies (Vol. 2).  A smooth blend of classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.  This FREE DOWNLOAD is a continuation of Blue Skies (Vol. 1) which is also… 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 →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Fats Waller

King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork… Continue Reading →

Harlem resident Azania featured on Essence.com New and Next

ESSENCE.com’s “New and Next” column spotlights the brightest new talents Essence thinks we should know. New and Next recently featured jazz and soul singer and Harlem resident Azania. Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa but raised in Geneva, Switzerland, the… 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 Lalah Hathaway

The apple does not fall far from the tree.  A few weeks ago we featured the legendary Donny Hathaway on our Sunday Jazz Corner and in it we briefly mentioned his daughter Lalah.  This week it is all about Lalah… Continue Reading →

The Legendary Minton’s Supper Club to open again in Harlem

A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem.  The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st.  The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and… 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 →

(NEW) The Cecil – Opens Today In Harlem

The highly anticipated Cecil opens today with a frenzy of social media flying in as fast as they possibly can just to experience what all the buzz is about.  We here at Harlem Condo Life are among the enthusiastic media,… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Donny Hathaway

A Song For You, was written by Leon Russell in 1970 and is considered an American classic.  Many performers have sung this song, from jazz icons to pop superstar Elton John.  But nobody has sang it quite like Donny Hathaway…. Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington’s last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered”.  He was an American composer, pianist, and jazz-orchestra leader with a career that spanned more than 50 years.  Ellington led his orchestra from 1923… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was known as the “Queen of Jazz“.   An American jazz vocalist with impeccable diction, phrasing and a vocal range spanning three octaves.  She would create and change the notes spontaneously with an effortless improvisational style in perfect… Continue Reading →

Minton’s and Cecil Two New Joints in Harlem with Old Appeal Coming this Fall

These new long awaited restaurants will take Harlem up several notches this fall.  Cecil is opening in September and Minton’s Jazz Club will open in October.  Minton’s as many may remember goes way way back to the 30’s in Harlem…. Continue Reading →

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