Ron Scott writes a weekly column “Jazz Notes” for the Amsterdam News, and contributes to the monthly publications Positive Community and Network Journal.
He is the senior editor of “Forever Harlem,” (Starlight Press L.L.C., 2006), a pictorial history of Harlem from 1896-2006. Most recently he was writer and editor for the Community Works exhibit “Harlem is… Music,” exhibited at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and the Museum of the City of New York
As a freelance writer Scott has written for the New York Times, Vogue Magazine, the Daily News, Time Out New York, Johnson Publications and ABC Radio.
He is a member of the Jazz Journalists Association, New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ), National Writers Union, and a graduate of Florida A&M University, and New York University’s Graduate School of Social Work.
He has lectured at the City University of New York, Howard University and shared his expertise on music panels throughout the United States.
Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave.) boosts a conclave of live jazz on a weekly basis, primarily on weekends.
January is not the most popular month once the spectacular New Year’s Eve “ball” drops; no one is looking forward to the oncoming snow, freezing rains and sleet.
Since moving to Brooklyn in 2005 (from his native home state of Virginia), saxophonist and composer Darius Jones has recorded over eight albums.
It’s time to bring in another new year, celebrate like you’ve never partied before. Some of the jazz clubs available for you to bring in an explosive new year are listed below.
Earl Spain, the astute and humorous owner of Harlem’s once internationally popular St. Nick’s Pub, died in New York City on Dec. 1. He was 89.
From the very beginning the saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger Henry Threadgill performed his perception jazz on the outer limits of its parameters.
Since 1925, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has been one of the world’s leading cultural institutions through the Harlem Renaissance to preservation, and exhibition of materials (arts and culture) focused on global Black history, African diaspora and African American experiences.
The votes are in: 87,000 were counted for the upcoming 6th New York City Readers Jazz Awards to be held on Nov. 24 at one of Manhattan’s busiest jazz hubs Birdland (315 West 44th Street), at 4 p.m. Some of these awardees/winners will perform.
The Nublu Jazz Festival now in its 10th year can be described as an exhilarating roller coaster ride but much hipper than that Coney Island trip.
The recent 22nd annual Joy of Jazz Festival held in Johannesburg, South Africa was an extended industrious program that began in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall “South African Songbook Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”