‘After Midnight’ Resurrects the Jazz Age [PHOTOS]

‘After Midnight’ Resurrects the Jazz Age [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY

There’s been a lot of vintage vision lately when it comes to the Jazz Age of Harlem USA. Last year, former Time-Warner CEO Richard... Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her writing and performing have always been a little ahead…her music maintains a quality that is timeless. She... Read More

Tension and Release:
A History of Jazz and Sex

Tension and Release:
A History of Jazz and Sex

by Herina Ayot

Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic tension, and even melodic tension, followed by release matches... Read More

Jazz and Sex

Jazz and Sex

by #teamEBONY

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Actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney Returns After Rescuing a Harlem Neighborhood

Actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney Returns After Rescuing a Harlem Neighborhood

by Souleo

In the late 1980s to mid-1990s, actress and comedienne, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of Hollywood’s most promising talents. A string of roles in... Read More

[INTERVIEW] Wynton Marsalis:
Jazz Messenger

[INTERVIEW] Wynton Marsalis:
Jazz Messenger

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

In 1987, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis directed a summer concert series entitled "Classical Jazz at Lincoln Center" in New York City. That modest... Read More

[INTERVIEW]
Carmen de Lavallade: the Saga Continues

[INTERVIEW]
Carmen de Lavallade: the Saga Continues

by Kristin Braswell

Carmen de Lavallade is the type of name that rolls off the tongue. It’s the type of name you’d expect to see in big... Read More

Beyond Category: The Sartorial and Musical Elegance of Duke Ellington

Beyond Category: The Sartorial and Musical Elegance of Duke Ellington

by Nichelle Gainer

Referring to Duke Ellington as regal or soigné isn't so much a compliment as it is an accurate description of this peerless jazz icon... Read More