Art Tatum at The Jazz Museum in Harlem

OK, so Art Tatum, the jazz pianist, died 50 years ago. But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience and appreciate his music. On Saturday, June 20 2009, The Jazz Museum in Harlem will offer a free (yes, FREE) Art Tatum program, also featuring the great Ben Webster in: 2009, A Centennial Celebration. Program includes biographical overview, documentaries and an … Continue reading Art Tatum at The Jazz Museum in Harlem

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center

The renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center always hosts a unique line-up of events, centered around, of course – JAZZ.  This week’s show, running from June 16-21 2009, brings us  the “21st Century Band w/Dion Parson and Ron Blake,” at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm and additional shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday is already SOLD OUT. Sorry! During … Continue reading Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center

My Memorial Day

This year, to honor the memory of all of our servicemen and women, I decided to forgo the regular barbecue hopping and take a serene, introspective walk all over New York City, sans company. Here’s where my little feet took me:   And here’s what I saw:         Please keep in mind … Continue reading My Memorial Day

Weekend Rundown

This weekend, don’t sit home, being depressed about the economy (and your bank account). Get yer ass outside and enjoy life, albeit on a responsible budget. Here are a few, low-cost events to float your boat this weekend: Listen to opera singers compete for cash and prizes! Symphony Space, May 15 6:30 pm Harlem Opera Vocal Compitition … Continue reading Weekend Rundown

River to River Festival

The new schedule for this summer’s River to River Festival is finally available (after many annoyed e-mails) and there’s something for everyone: adults, children and  adults who act like children. Live music, outdoor movies (The Seven Year Itch is one of them!) and poetry are some of the wonderful activities you can enjoy this summer, downtown of … Continue reading River to River Festival