EZ's Woodshed is closed:
SAY IT ISN'T SO!
Big Apple Jazz
Located between W131st and W132nd Streets at
(B, C / 2, 3 Trains to 135th or the M2 bus stops
right in front)
Tel. (718) 606-8442 firstname.lastname@example.org
The club is closed but we are still bringing the jazz.
Every night of the week we go on jazz adventures
through Harlem's hidden neighborhood jazz haunts on down to the Village
basements...always seeking out the kind of music that makes you feel alive,
pulsing with rhythm and ready for anything.
every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Short documentary on EZ's Woodshed
Everyday we get visitors from around
the world of jazz into EZ's Woodshed.
Representative Charles B. Rangel,
Ravi Coltrane, Wycliffe Gordon, Quincy Troupe, Chubby Checker, Joe
Chambers, Marc Carey, Reggie Workman, Norman Simmons, LaChanze, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Jones,
Jimmy Preacher Robin, Lamon Fenner, Craig Harris, Norman Hedman, Billy Kaye,
Dave Frank, Fay Ray, Mickey Bass, Pee Wee Ellis, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Antoinette Montague, Dr. Lonnie Smith,
Bertha Hope, Albert Maysles, Bob Cunningham, Sheila Anderson, Hakim Jami, G. Keith
Alexander, Lewis Porter, Cindy
Blackman, Bobbi Humphrey, Rosemarie McCoy, Bobby Porcelli, Bill
Saxton, Eric Reed, Percy Jones, Sasha Perry, Toru Dodo, Phoenix Rivera, Manny Duran, Jean DuShon, Thomas Bramerie, Mansur Scott, Dennis
Davis, Zaid Nasser, Dion Parson, Eli Fontaine, Nicki Parrott, Jean-Michel Pilc,
Keith David, Alonzo Gardner, Anat Cohen, Peter Brainin, Eve Cornelious, Al Drears, Marjorie Eliot,
Martin Luther, David Bixler, Sherman Irby,
Alvin "Wink" Flythe, Gene Ess, Rahn Burton, Rome Neal, Eri Yamamoto...
Special thanks to Melody Breyer-Grell who provided our piano; Martin Cohen
for our congas; Bruce Cox, Karin Dagneau and Kevin McNeal for our drums; Mike Williams for our organ; Easton Davy and Patricia Lie who provided our
logos; Sid Brown who painted the Duke Ellington portrait; Jeremiah Drake, Leeolive Tucker, Will-I-am Tucker, Reverend Cecil Longmore, and our
loyal staff: Robert Ball III, Cody Anderson, Aarian Pope, Chiquita Montgomery, Carl McCarden and Mark
Lomanno for their many blessings.
EZ's Woodshed -
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Big Apple Jazz Boutique
featuring live jazz from EZ's Woodshed daily.
weekends from 8:30PM - 11:00 PM
We feature cd's, dvd's, t-shirts, hats, books, gifts, information, posters and fine art all celebrating New York jazz past and present. Our cd selection ranges from rare indie releases not found anywhere else, and a huge collection of cd's and lp's of legendary concerts recorded live in New York City clubs like Minton's Playhouse, Small's Paradise, Count Basie's, Village Gate, Sweet Basil's, Birdland, 5 Spot, Half Note, Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Smoke, Smalls etc.
We have an amazing pastry selection featuring 'Round Midnight Chocolate Cake, Swing Potato Pie, A Tisket a Tasket Tea Biscuits and Pecan Peace Pie. Our lunch selection includes salads and wraps which you can wash down with a variety of Wild Fruitz and other healthy soft drinks. Weekend Brunches include some of the best homecooked, healthy soul food for only $10 per plate. Daily menu.
|This historic block was famous during the Jazz Age when 7th Ave and 131st Street was known simply as “The Corner.” Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Florence Mills and Eubie Blake could be found entertaining audiences from around the world across the street from us at the Lafayette Theatre, Connie’s Inn and the Hoofers Club. Musicians and actors made special daily pilgrimages to “The Corner,” to rub the legendary “Tree of Hope,” (a vestige of which remains to this day a good luck charm on the stage of the Apollo Theatre). A contemporary sculpture by Algernon Miller now stands in its place to commemorate the era. Let us point out the street where Billie Holiday was discovered, once known alternately as Swing Street, Beale Street or even Jungle Alley. Live Jazz is still heard nightly in hidden jazz haunts which we are happy to help you discover for yourselves.|
|Big Apple Jazz and EZ’s Woodshed continues the tradition by celebrating New York’s vital jazz scene with cd’s, vintage lps, dvds, concert posters, t-shirts, books, post cards and contemporary fine art representing nearly a century of locally produced jazz. The space is divided into two distinctive halves: the front space displays the jazz merchandise for sale, including gourmet American coffee and unique uptown pastries, and lunch items; while the back room, known as EZ’s Woodshed is a performance space and gallery featuring an astounding array of local artists. The beautiful interior woodwork of master craftsmen, Michael T. Stevens and Matthew Erickson is featured throughout, as is the fine wood carvings of Christopher Wallace. Live jazz performances are scheduled during the afternoon hours at no cost and all ages are welcome. Big Apple Jazz is open daily from 10:30 AM – 8:30PM. Evening educational programs and private events are scheduled throughout the year.|
131st and 132nd Streets at
2236 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (aka 7th Ave)
tel. (718) 606-8442
Duke Ellington Coaster: $7.00 Storefront Photo Mug: $14.99
Light switch cover: $12.99 Big Apple Jazz Baby Doll T: $24.00
and so much more...
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