Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row! Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a little funkier as the evening rolls on with DJ Bobby Morales. Whatever you’re proud about, COME OUT AND CELEBRATE!
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 112th & 113th Street)
This week we celebrate two versions of My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker. The first, his classic studio recording which in my opinion was one of the best versions of My Funny Valentine ever recorded. The second shows footage of Chet Baker performing live in Torino, Italy (1957) with his smooth and melodic interpretation of My Funny Valentine.
Truly one of our jazz greats he takes us though a deep journey with hundreds of recordings and a handful of vocals over the years. A great movie – Let’s Get Lost 1988 is a documentary by Bruce Weber on Chet Baker’s life journey and tells his story through all the good and bad. In listening through Chet’s videos and recordings, his haunting version of My Funny Valentine stands in a class of its own. One of the most beautiful versions of this song ever recorded.
Make Music New York! Over 1,000 free outdoor concerts and music across the city on the first day of summer Friday, June 21, 2013. Harlem Food Bar as well as many other businesses up and down FDB and around Harlem, will be participating in this event. Harlem Food Bar will have a live DJ at 5:00pm – 9:00pm. DJ Damon Alston will be spinning house, funk, R&B and soul.
So stop by Harlem Food Bar Friday night for great music, food & drinks and help celebrate the first day of summer, the longest day of the year, with DJ Damon Alston. See you there!
For more information click on the link makemusicinny.org