“A Great Day in Harlem”:    A lot of famous jazz musicians, including Count Basie, Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Rushing, Horace Silver, and Lester Young

A Great Day in Harlem 57 Jazz Legends! 1958 black & white group portrait of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in front of a Brownstone in Harlem, New York City. The photo has remained an important object in the study of the history of jazz ~AMEN~

Black flappers enjoying a football game at Howard University, 1920′s

Howard University students looking elegant at a football game more than 80 years ago. One of the many things I love about Howard University, the rich history of dignity and grace.

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie - better than Peanut Butter and Jam

William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens

At Last.  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.My parents played alot of blues/jazz at our house!

"Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recording the album "Ella and Louis," 1956 © Phil Stern / Staley-Wise Gallery New York

The Cotton Club was a famous jazz music night club located in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City which operated from 1923 to 1940.

The Cotton Club was one of the most famous nightclubs in history. The original Cotton Club was located on 644 Lenox Avenue, New York and owned by Former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson.

The Great African-American Classical Art-Form  Ms. Ella Fitzgerald RODDY MCDOWALL (1928-1998), Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald. Stamped "Roddy McDowall" in red ink on verso. Silver print.  Photographer: Roddy Mcdowall Medium: Silver print. Measurements: 9 7/8 x 6 1/2

Call me crazy, but Ella grew more beautiful as the years passed. What a woman!

Jazz- Jazz is a music genre that originated from African American communities of New Orleans in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Louis Armstrong (August 1901 – July nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Walt Disney and Shirley Temple

Fotos de famosos de antes y fallecidos (JD)

Shirley Temple presenting Walt Disney with a special oscar at the 1939 Academy Awards

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock) wish i could be there at the smokey Jazz clubs listening to these legends.

A Great Day in Harlem - Art Kane, 1958  A Great Day in Harlem Survivors - Gordon Parks, 1996

A Great Day in Harlem - Art Kane, 1958 - A Great Day in Harlem Survivors - Gordon Parks, 1996

The first and only integrated ballroom in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance.

Original caption: Savoy Ballroom, Harlem Landmark---A group of Afro-American people at the Savoy Ballroom, excited after night of dancing.