Archive for September, 2009

HARLEM JAZZ CLUBS – (1) APOLLO THEATER – 253 W. 125th Street, (7th &8th Aves.) (212) 531-5300 x 305 for info, (212) 749-5838 for box office, (212) 531-5337 FOR TOURS, The Apollo doesn’t book much jazz these days. The legendary Wednesday Amateur Night is a strong draw. (2) Arka Lounge (212) 567-9425, 4488 Broadway, 192nd/191st, Latin Jazz in Latin Manhattan Wednesdays at 10:00 pm $5 cover . Call ahead for upcoming events. Proper attire required. (3) Bill’s Place 148 W 133rd Street (Lenox and AC Powell Jr. Blvd., (212) 281-0777 One of the most authentic Harlem jazz venue to open up on 133rd Street since a 17 year old Billie Holiday was discovered here 7 decades ago. If you really want to hear great, no nonsense straight ahead jazz by the masters, you’ll find your way to this finely decorated brownstone at 148 W 133rd Street. Your host is Harlem legend and saxist, Bill Saxton. Two sets per night at 10 and midnight for a $15 cash cover. Some refreshments served and you can bring your own as well.

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

HARLEM JAZZ CLUBS – (1) 449 LA, 449 Lenox Avenue, 132nd/133rd Street, 212 234-3298, Great neighborhood art gallery, cafe and jazz scene. Check out the jazz on Thursdays through Sundays. Call for other events. $10 cover charge includes Sangria and other beverages and snacks. Thursday 6-9, Friday 9-Until, Saturday is open mic night 9-Until; Sunday 4-8PM. (2) American Legion Post 212 283-9701 248 W. 132nd The free Sunday evening jam session begins 7:00 pm until the hall closes at midnight. The kitchen serves up a heaping plateful of reasonably priced and delicious soul food. (3) Aaron Davis Hall (CCNY) Now Known as: Harlem Stage: The Gatehouse, Marian Anderson Theater, Theater B and Studio C, (212) 281-9240 x 19, 150 Convent Ave (at W. 135th St) Call or check online for event schedules, CCNY Campus on Sugar Hill in Harlem

Saturday, September 5th, 2009