AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Friends! Please accept my apologies for the recent radio silence.... I will work on doing better, especially in these distressingly troubling times, at maintaining communication. The Book of Face and the Tweeter and the 'Gram are excellent tools for…Continue
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Bill "Honky Tonk" Doggett just turned 101 years old yesterday, February 16th 2017
London's BLUES&RHYTHM Magazine just published this Feature based on my longer Feature article submitted. The Melody lingers on. Visit the Tribute website. http://billdoggettcentennial.com…Continue
I'm passing along Phil Schaap's account of Fred Staton's 102nd birthday bash:
An outpouring of love as well as a display of pure musical joy occurred at Local 802 (the Big Apple branch of the American Federation of Musicians) as several hundred gathered to celebrate the 102nd birthday of Fred Staton (born Sunday, February 14, 1915). Fred attended and played!!!! Mr. Staton is a tenor saxophonist. Robert Smalls, the last African American Congressman from the days of Reconstruction,…Continue
As I’m sure you already know, Tuesday is Valentine’s Day and since Savoy is closed on Tuesdays, Monday Night Jazz will celebrate that day with the sophisticated and romantic sounds of vocalist, Fred Pugh III and Tony Campbell’s Jazz Surgery.
With that in mind, Savoy is reserving most of the dining room tables for all those diners celebrating Valentine’s Day with us. As always, the cocktail tables at the front of the house and the bar will be available for…Continue
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February marks the beginning of Black History Month. Various institutions will celebrate the accomplishments of Black citizens, who rightly deserve acknowledgement for their achievements. Phil Schaap will host his annual Black History Month broadcast, in honor of those musicians who, at the forefront of racial discrimination, created a legacy of incomparable music.
Saturday, (2/4), 6:00 PM (EST) - Fletcher Henderson's music will be explored. Henderson, a graduate of Atlanta College,…Continue
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