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NYC Bouncers: Celebrate Black History Month With Jazz At Minton’s

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Black History Month 2014 may be coming to an end soon, but if you live in New York City you can end the month on a high musical note with two days of performances at Minton's in Harlem. The legendary jazz club and restaurant will host "Our Music, Our History" on Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th. The two-day celebration is being produced by Ray Chew and his wife Vivian Scott Chew through their Chew Entertainment production company. Ray, who is the new band leader on Dancing With the Stars, will perform both nights and will be joined by blues guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer on Monday and triple threat soulful jazz singer/songwriter/guitarist Leon Timbo on Tuesday. These two nights of shows promise to be reminiscent of the glory days at Minton's, which was an incubator for the modern jazz era and would feature late-night jam sessions with legends by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. This venue has quite a storied history and more will be made during "Our Music, Our History."


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