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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.

Famed ’50s group The Chantels fêted in the Bronx

On April 5, famed ’50s female group The Chantels received a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue, in the Bronx, in front of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church where the group began.

A new home for the young, gifted and Black in Brooklyn

Although Manhattan has been a mecca for young Black artists cultivating their craft since the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, there came a time for the starved outer-boroughs to rise to the occasion.

Ben Vereen performs at Dizzy’s Club, April 4-7

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the one-and-only Ben Vereen recently, as he was getting ready to perform April 4-7 at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

A Soulful Music Celebration at Aaron Davis Hall, April 6

A surprise conversation after church for globe-trotting singer Marvin Lowe brought home to him the importance of staging A Soulful Music Celebration right here in New York City.

Carnegie Hall, Schomburg, NBT collab to present ‘Migrations’

Carnegie Hall’s “Migrations: The Making of America,” is a five-week, 100 hundred event citywide festival about the people who have helped shaped American culture.

Duo Port Mande uses music to bring many worlds together

Although both clarinetist Jeremy Jordan and pianist Mark Dover in the past lived in Los Angeles, it took moving to New York City for them to meet.

International songstress Fatoumata Diawara plays NYC March 30

We had the pleasure to speak via Skype with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara during her busy tour schedule about her music.

Honorary street naming/tribute for The Chantels, April 5

On Friday, April 5, 2019, at 4 p.m., the famed ’50s female group The Chantels will receive a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue in the Bronx—right in front of St. Anthony of ...

The Michael Jackson debate rages as petition wants Vegas show shuttered

Smack in the middle of the #MeToo era comes the King of Pop.

Esperanza Spalding joins Harvard music faculty

Jazz bassist, singer, four-time Grammy winner and scholar Esperanza Spalding has become a member of Harvard University’s music staff.

New Betty Carter album arrives 27 years after original performance

Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s exclusive record label founded in 2015, will be releasing a 1992 performance by jazz composer, singer and general force of nature Betty Carter March 29.

Jamila Woods announces new album, pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston

Chicago-based neo-soul artist, Jamila Woods, will release a new album. The record, titled “Legacy! Legacy!” is officially due out via Jagjaguwar May 10.

Harlem celebrates Belafonte’s birthday March 1 at Aaron Davis Hall

Stephens is just one of a number of former vocalists who worked for many years with iconic singer and actor Harry Belafonte.

Grammys 2019: Full list of winners

Check out the full list of this year's Grammy Winners!

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