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Jazzmobile Summerfest, Newport Jazz Festival

Despite the metamorphoses of Harlem—or plain old forced gentrification—there has been one constant mainstay in Harlem and that is Jazzmobile, since 1964.

Jammin’ Monday’s, Savion Glover, Minton’s

Monday Night Jam sessions return to Patrick’s Place Restaurant & Lounge (2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd. on 151st Street) with the Benny Rubin Band,7 p.m.-10 p.m., no cover just great music. Berta the producer of this event tells me Rubin, a ...

Bronx Rising, Brooklyn Jazz, free jazz, Nicole Mitchell

James Reese Europe was a pioneering phenomenon in the world of Black music that translated into ragtime and early jazz.

Jazz Notes: Jazz Museum, Art & Origins, Harrison & Eliot Jazz Heroes, P’s Place

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring the French American singer, lyricist Malika Zarra will appear at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (58 West 129th Street) April 18 at 8 p.m.

FORTUNE, LADY GOT CHOPS, CARNEGIE, SANABRIA AT WBGO, O’NEAL BLAZES

To carry on the legacy of his former band mate, Sonny Fortune, the trumpeter Kamau Adilifu Quartet will present a concert in his honor March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (West 97th Street ...

Havana Jazz Festival 2019 in Review

The women of Havana, Cuba move with a lyrical flow as they walk down those hot busy streets with a destination in mind but no neurotic effort to get there.

Jazz Notes: Sands dazzles, Winter Jazzfest, Allan Harris APAP

The pianist and composer Christian Sands has grown from a rising young musician to watch to a seasoned 29-year-old to be seen whenever he hits town.

Jazz Notes: ‘Brown Butterfly,’ Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration

The deed, the project, the incredible body of music by the trombonist, composer and arranger Craig Harris is complete.

Jazz Notes: Charles Lloyd at 80, Harlem Stage, Ray Chew, ‘Green Book’

The saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd is one of our iconic elders.

Daa’iya El-Sanusi, host of WHCR Radio, dies at 63

Daa’iya El-Sanusi, who hosted one of the most important live radio shows in Harlem that streamed around the world, died Nov. 11 in New York. She was 63.

Sonny Fortune, persevering saxophonist, dies at 79

Sonny Fortune, who played alto saxophone like an erupting volcano, with a flute sound reminiscent of a mysterious night covered by a full moon, died.

Hamiet Bluiett baritone sax virtuoso dies at 78

Hamiet Bluiett, the innovative musician and composer who gave new definition to the relevance of the baritone saxophone, died Oct. 4, at his home in Brooklyn, Ill. He was 78.

Jazz Notes: Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival

As Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg stated, “What better place to have a jazz festival than in the heart of this great city, where music is a part of our life?”

Jerry Gonzalez, Latin jazz genius, dies at 69

Jerry Gonzalez, the Latin jazz innovator, whose multi-instrumental talent effortlessly merged the genres of Afro-Cuban jazz, straight-ahead jazz, salsa and Latin jazz, died around midnight Oct. 1. He was 69.

Jazz Notes: Nat King Cole play, Andy Bey, Carolina Slim

By the end of the 1940s into the 1950s, the smoky tenor-textured voice of Nat King Cole had all the young bobby-sox girls mesmerized. Even my mother loved her some “Nat King Cole.”

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