Tag Archives: jazz

Beats For Your Week – The Stumblebums

Out of nowhere comes the sudden and beautiful din of a trumpet, a tuba, drums, and a raspy shout. No, you’re not in New Orleans. You’re out way too late in downtown NYC, and The Stumblebums are here to keep … Continue reading

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Treme Heads North

The other day, walking down 14th Street, there was a noise. A very familiar noise. But not to New Yorkers’ ears. There were brass instruments, there was a drum, and there was singing. It was a beautiful sound, that after … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras Y’all

The 106thstreet crew made a little road trip for some pre-Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Although today is the big event, the week leading up to Fat Tuesday has no shortage of lively parades, morning cocktails, and general chaos … Continue reading

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Take the A Train (actually, take the M2 bus)

Those in the know already know about the supremely lovely Marjorie Eliot, jazz pianist and host to one of the best live jazz shows you’ll ever live. On Sundays at 4pm, there’s nothing better than heading way uptown to Sugar … Continue reading

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“Straight Ahead”, No Chaser: A Celebration of Billy Taylor

2,100 of jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor’s family, friends, colleagues, and admirers turned out in full force at Riverside Church to bask in the life of Taylor. Also known as Dr. Billy Taylor, for his actual PhD (Music Education; … Continue reading

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The Bronx is Up

For those of us Uptown, Rooftop Films lives on in the winter months at Bruckner Bar just across the Harlem River in the Bronx. December 2nd’s events sung the praises of said borough with 2 films that reflected the musical … Continue reading

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