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Live jazz, classy cocktails, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and portraits of music legends on the walls—if you want to transport into a different era, Showman’s Jazz Club is the place for you. The old-fashioned style bar, located in Harlem, is known for its cozy, homey vibe and rich African-American history....
WKCR’s fall concert showcased ‘music across genres and generations’ with a diverse lineup of performers
On the last Thursday evening of the summer, students and community members flocked to Butler Lawns, spreading out their picnic blankets and kicking off their shoes to tune in to WKCR’s fall concert....
Kanoa Mendenhall, CC ’19, is not the shades-wearing, tall, gaunt, man in a fedora that people usually imagine to be a jazz bassist. And yet, petite, slight, and quiet Mendenhall has been performing as one since she was a little girl. As she prepares to graduate from Columbia and begin her first international tour, she reminisces about the integral role that jazz has played in her life....
The sound of a neuron’s crackling electrical activity resounded in the auditorium as the monkey came to a decision.
John Beatty needed some land. Or at least, that’s what his grandmother preached to him from infancy. “Get some land, boy, buy you some land. If you don’t own some land, you’re nobody.” Beatty came to New York as a 19 year-old in 1957, a bricklayer by trade—like his father—and did indeed get himself some land. He opened a bar called The Hamilton Lounge on 141st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in 1967, but having bounced around the electric nightlife downtown, he was dissatisfied with the atmosphere of his own joint. “I could have stayed in South Carolina and opened a bar,” he says. “I didn’t want that––I wanted to be like everybody else, I want to be renowned.”...
Editors’ Note: This is the first of a two-part series on special interest communities at Columbia.
The room is dimly lit, partially by candlelight. My plate of buffalo wings glows an eerie orange. Players’ feet tap the beat, their fingers push the keys, their torsos swing back and forth, and their heads up and down—jazz, I quickly learn, is a full-body experience. The saxophone player doesn’t move his instrument, he moves with it. A trumpet belts out a pile-driver of a chord, it vibrates across the wooden tap-dancing floor through my toe-tips into my body, and for one second, I am jazz, too....
"Tiny Dorm Concerts" is a recurring video segment of The Eye that features Barnard and Columbia-affiliated artists performing their music where they most often play it—the places they live. Artists also have the opportunity to talk about their music, backgrounds, and involvement on campus....