On this page, we proudly share several Harlem Jazz Series press articles, reviews and interviews. See what critics in the know say about the stellar quality of our jazz musicians and their compelling music.


The The concert was held at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on October 13th and included Sean Conly, Pascal Niggenkemper, Gerald Cleaver. Founded in 2002 (as All About Jazz-New York), The New York City Jazz Record is a highly respected source for information and opinion on jazz in New York City and the larger jazz world. For eight years, it has been nominated as "Best Jazz Periodical" by the Jazz Journalists Association Awards.  Combined print and online readership of 23,000+ monthly offers a strong platform to reach the city’s jazz listeners as well as a cross section of the national and international listenership.

“Ted Daniel at Harlem Jazz Afternoons”

Reviewed June 19, 2015 

We attended this lunchtime concert on our last day in the city and it proved to be a highlight of our week's stay. Ted Daniel is a renowned world-class trumpeter (and cornet player) with a first class group who played an unhackneyed repertoire superbly. It was a joy to meet another of my musical heroes- Craig Harris- who was hosting the event and meeting Carolyn from Welcome to Harlem was the icing on the cake- very friendly and welcoming. I'll be certainly booking a Harlem tour on my next visit. Read More → 

“Afternoon Harlem Jazz Series” - laday

Reviewed December 31, 2014 

I had the pleasure of attending the Afternoon Harlem Jazz Series run by Welcome To Harlem at the Randall Memorial Presbyterian Church. Please, if you're visiting NYC this should be at the top of your list of things to do. It's top notch jazz in a lovely setting, close to the subway and several places to eat. It's a great way to start the day. And of course, if you live here it's a must. I got to hear the fabulous Jay Rodriguez play. Go to the Welcome to Harlem website and you can see their upcoming line up of musicians.  Read More → 

Excellent Jazz Concert! - George K.

Baritone saxophone legend Hamiet Bluiett doesn't do many concerts so it was a rare treat to see his quartet at Rendell Memorial Church 6/30/2015 12Noon-2PM. There were many other bari sax players in the audience. Pianist D.D. Jackson is an exciting soloist and worth seeing in one of his rare local gigs. William Parker, bassist, kept the groove going with 10 year old Kojo Roney on drums who had a good ear for the compositions. This Tuesday lunchtime series has been running for 7+ months and has many good groups scheduled, including Howard Johnson on 7/14/2015. For $15 or $10 [seniors] it is a great deal.


Sistas' Place, Black Violin, Afternoon Jazz, Harrison Smokes - November 13, 2015                                                                                  Homeowners Host Live Jazz Concerts in Harlem Brownstones - September 9, 2015
Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series - July 23, 2015
New series makes Tuesday afternoons in Harlem jazzier - November 30, 2014


Craig Harris - BronxNet