Hi All. I have my tickets so I thought I'd tell the rest of you about Louis the Movie. It is a modern day in color silent movie that will be accompanied by a 10 piece jazz band headed by Winton Marsalis. It will be at the Apollo on August 30th. It is playing "one night stands" in several other cities. If it sounds interesting to you, I hope to see you there.
As long as we are on the subject of Jazz, the Louis Armstrong House is a great place to visit in Queens.
The Jazz Museum in Harlem is beginning to take shape. It has great programs in the city and some day it will have a really permanent home.
My favorite new home for Jazz is Jazz at Lincoln Center which houses the Jazz Hall of Fame, Dizzy's Club, the Allen Room, and the Rose Auditorium. Each performance space is different and the views of Central Park from the Time Warner Center are spectacular. Columbus Circle doesn't exactly look like this anymore.
If you want a good Jazz tour of NY City, you might want to check out Big Apple Jazz. And, last but not least, if you can't make it here for a visit, you might enjoy the documentary about the taking of the photograph known as A Great Day in Harlem.