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From Lena Horne to Pharrell: Most Iconic EBONY Music Covers

Originally published in June 2018, this is the last installment of our 2018 Black Music…

‘After Midnight’ Resurrects the Jazz Age [PHOTOS]

There’s been a lot of vintage vision lately when it comes to the Jazz Age…

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

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her writing and performing have always been a little…

Tension and Release:A History of Jazz and Sex

Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic…

Jazz and Sex

Actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney Returns After Rescuing a Harlem Neighborhood

In the late 1980s to mid-1990s, actress and comedienne, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of…

[INTERVIEW] Wynton Marsalis: Jazz Messenger

In 1987, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis directed a summer concert series entitled "Classical Jazz…

[INTERVIEW]Carmen de Lavallade: the Saga Continues

Carmen de Lavallade is the type of name that rolls off the tongue. It’s the…

Beyond Category: The Sartorial and Musical Elegance of Duke Ellington

Referring to Duke Ellington as regal or soigné isn’t so much a compliment as it…