September 7th, 2010

Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Jazz @ 555 Edgecombe Ave

Photo by Eugene Gorny

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555 Edgecombe Ave. Known as the “Triple Nickel,” this apartment building, located on 160th St. and Edgecombe Ave., would have been packed with paparazzi if they existed in the 1930s. Along with 409 Edgecombe Ave. down the street, the Triple Nickel drew more African-American celebrities than any building ever could today. Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Lena Horne, Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson all called the building home. (Jason Sheftell. Classic Harlem)

When you enter the door of apartment 3F at 555 Edgecombe Avenue, you are walking on to hallowed ground. It's not just that Count Basie, Paul Robeson, and Charles Buchanan, who owned the Savoy Ballroom, all lived in this building, a true New York City jazz landmark. It's that the building is home to one of New York City's living treasures. Every Sunday for the past eleven years, rain or shine, with no vacations, a jazz concert with some of the City's best musicians takes place in this parlor, the living room of Marjorie Eliot's home in Sugar Hill. (About Jumel Terrace Books & Sugar Hill)

This is the essence of Harlem jazz -- a rite of passage for all jazz fans and musicians. Get buzzed up to Apt. #3F, Marjorie, Ray, and Rudel welcome you into their home every! Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 to enjoy two sets of standards and original music provided by a rotating roster of jazz legends and local talent. Marjorie's living room is absolutely the warmest, most spirited 500 square feet in all New York. No cover; tip jar; free cookies and punch.
(Jazz Clubs in New York)

- Gloomy Sunday
- Джазовая Коза с французским акцентом