Nothing Happens 'Til After Midnight

Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library

Nothing Happens 'Til After Midnight

Journey to jazz in 1940s Harlem and D.C.

Use your imagination to experience the Harlem Renaissance as you visit the Cotton Club and Small's Paradise in Harlem and the Bohemian Caverns and  the Lincoln Colonnade on U Street in D.C. Enjoy music in a night club setting as you listen to John Coltrane "walk the bar" with his saxophone, Ella Fitzgerald "scat," Billy Eckstine "croon and make the ladies swoon," Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, "Lady Day" Holiday and other jazz artists. 

On May 20 at 7 p.m., enjoy a discussion of the jazz artists during the Harlem Renaissance. Share memories of your favorite jazz artist during the Harlem Renaissance or come to learn about these artists and their influence in America and in Europe.  Also read the book Jazz A-B-Z by Wynton Marsalis.

Photos of the artists will be displayed with brief biographical information. Music by the artists will also be played.

Light refreshments will be served.