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Harlem Week 2013 celebrates

August is the month that Harlem Week kicks into full blast. The 39-year-old event has become New York City’s prime family affair in Harlem. It’s running now through Aug. 24. There are events of interest for everyone, from New York ...

Ron Carter, Andy McCloud Jam Festival, Jazz on the Hill

Bassist Ron Carter is a jazz musician who uses his improvisational skills to explore the depth of the music.

Jazz Notes: Multi-instrumentalist and jazz activist Carline Ray dies at 88

Carline Ray, a multi-instrumentalist known primarily for her bass playing and as an outspoken activist for the increased recognition for women in jazz, died on July 18 at the Isabella House Nursing Home in Manhattan, according to a statement from ...

Celebrations of Miles Davis, Vision Festival, 'Blue Monday'

When it comes to creativity, Miles Davis took his music and listeners to higher ground....

Prominent jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller dies at 57

Mulgrew Miller, a prominent pianist of the 21st century whose creativity gave familiar tunes a...

Film maker Bill Miles in tribute

When the heavenly clock struck on May 12, signaling Bill Miles to come home, it...

Palmieri at SOB's, regardless, jazz or not, he sings

Eddie Palmieri, a native of East Harlem, recently celebrated his 75th birthday at a River...

Jazz heals in the aftermath of Japan's tsunami

It's been three years since March 11, 2011, when the horrific jaws of a tsunami...

Carter at Abyssinian; Incognito blazes

One woman who's shaking it up is violinist Regina Carter, who, along with her late...

Kojo, the cultural messenger

You have encountered him on many occasions on the Black arts scene. His name is...

Delilah Jackson thoughts, Zon del Barrio

Long before jazz vocalists Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan took to...

Women in jazz

March is Women's History Month, which is when we remember all those who have made...

Bill's Place, Milt Hinton celebration

Saxophonist/composer Bill Saxton, owner of the four-story brownstone that houses his hip little jazz spot...

Donald Byrd, maven of jazz, hard bop and beyond, dies at 80

Donald Bryd, a trumpeter, composer and educator who took the jazz tradition on an exciting...

Stars ready for Dara tribute

Olu Dara's eclectic music is as varied as the all-star cast of friends and musicians...