Joseph Powell

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07/21/16    Community Articles

'Sweet Basil' + Lester Bowie: 'A Legendary Jazz Club and The Late Versatile Musician Are Celebrated.'

The heavy spring thunderstorms that occurred on the early evening of June 4th, may have caused people to run indoors leaving New York’s lower Manhattan’ area somewhat empty. While there was a ghost town feeling in Tribeca on this Saturday evening, all was...

06/26/15    Community Articles

Two Forgotten Musicians Who Are Very Important Figures in the Development of Jazz Are Celebrated by The Duke Ellington Society and The Woodlawn Conservancy.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and in many ways, it went out on a high note in New York City. On Sunday afternoon, April 26th, The Duke Ellington Society and the Woodlawn Conservancy held a celebration honoring bandleader James Reese Europe and composer...

05/25/15    Community Articles

Roy DeCarava-A Visual Artist Who Documented Images of Everyday People and Jazz Musicans is Celebrated at The Schomburg Center.

The late Roy DeCarava has been described as one of the greatest pioneers of twentieth century American Art. In a career that lasted over six decades, he has influenced generations of image makers and shaped the public's understanding of the people and places...

08/22/14    Community Articles

Two Legendary Piano Players get Their Own Street Signs.

Jazz and Latin music fans in New York City got a extra treat this past June. The third weekend of the month was not only the official start of the summer 2014 season. But Charlie Palmieri and Dr. Billy Taylor, two piano players were honored with the naming...

04/12/14    Community Articles

A Double Bill of Song and Music: Cecile McLorin Salvant and The Spring Quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center

It could be described as the musical calm before the storm. As the New York area was expecting yet another snow fall for the first weekend of March, Jazz at Lincoln Center offered up a enjoyable platter of music to counter any frost. A double bill of two...


01/01/14    Community Articles

Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer Remembered in A Night of Memories via Film, Jazz, Rap, Song and Tap.

One notable passing in 2013 was that of legendary tap dancer Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer last June. He had a fifty year career as a tap dancer in the world of show business. He started out on Broadway working with entertainers like Bert Lahr and Ethel Merman...

10/01/13    Community Articles

Roy Hargrove and The Jazzmoblie All-Stars Celebrate Jazz and History!

A rainy windy day in New York City would automatically cancel out a early evening outdoor jazz concert. But what if it was the last night of the popular summer Jazzmoblie series? What if the band consisted of such jazz masters like tenor saxophonist Jimmy...

08/03/13    Community Articles

Round Midnight Film Revisted.

'Round Midnight is twenty seven years old and when it first came out, it did a great job of representing a era twenty years before. This film still holds up-now representing a era fifty years ago.' Those were the words of noted jazz writer and historian...

07/07/13    Community Articles

A Celebration of The Lindy Hoppers and Their Offspring: LINDY HOP MEETS HAND DANCE

One of the greatest forms of American entertainment was the Big Band Swing era. Thousands of Americans on a weekly basis would flock to their local dance halls to hear the big bands perform. It's popularity ranged from the nineteen twenties all the way up...

05/28/13    Community Articles

A Jazz Walk Thru Woodlawn Cemetery.

To spend time at a cemetery, one would expect to have reflection which could cause feelings of both sadness and joy. But you wouldn't expect to find the subject of jazz mixed in with those emotional elements in a environment of solitude. Well, those two...


04/01/13    Community Articles

City College Remembers Shirley Clarke

Filmmaker who dealt with jazz and social issues saluted in mini-film festival at New York's City College

11/30/12    Community Articles

The Jewish and Latino Music Connection.

A review of the concert, "Falafel, Freilach & Frijoles: From Mambo to Borscht" in New York on November 2nd, 2013

10/16/12    Community Articles

"Bird with Strings" flies high on the opening night of 2012 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

As another New York summer ended as fast it came, one event that always occurs during the last weekend of August is the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. The fact that this year's festival happen was a joy and relief all in itself. Last August of 2011...

08/31/12    Community Articles

The Jeremy Pelt Quintet: Main Attraction at The Brooklyn Museum

The Jeremy Pelt Quintet closed out this year's "Jazz:: Brooklyn's Beat" music series at New York's Brooklyn Museum. The concert took place June 28th and was a part of a series of musical events held at various cultural institutions in the famed borough...

07/28/12    Community Articles

A Stamp of Approval for Edith and Miles!

In his autobiography, the late Miles Davis predicted that after his passing, the record companies would release never before heard recordings of his. Davis also pointed out that the record companies would heap huge financial earnings at his expense of not...

06/10/12    Community Articles

The Mosaic Project Creates a Exciting Musical Night in Harlem.

A review of Terri Lyne Carrington's all female group, The Mosaic Project in concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse in New York.

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Joseph Powell joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 09, 2012