Savory Collection

The Savory Collection

Over 100 hours of live radio broadcasts made between 1935 and 1941 and never heard since their initial airing. It’s Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins and more, swinging live in their prime and in higher-fidelity than ever thought possible. 

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Eddie Davis

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

In 2014, the family of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis was looking for a home for his personal collection. They were referred to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem by the widow of another jazz giant, Mrs. Frank (Cecelia) Foster. As a native New Yorker and given his close connection with Harlem, it was a natural fit to bring the “Jaws” collection home.

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Sonny Allen’s Savoy Memories

Sonny Allen is a dance legend from the Savoy and Palladium ballrooms and one of the last surviving interpreters of the Savoy style of Swing. In a career spanning over six decades, Allen has mastered and created his own smooth, suave style of mambo, swing, foxtrot and tap dancing. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is honored to share Sonny’s memories of the Savoy Ballroom and his unique first person account of what made the era, the place, the dancing, and the music so special. Sonny’s words paint a rich picture of what it was like to go to the Savoy in its final days.

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Benny Carter – The Princeton Concerts

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has released a series of never-before-heard concert recordings featuring the legendary Benny Carter, joined by such giants as Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Richard Davis, Milt Hinton, Grady Tate, and many others.

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Video Archives

Our library of videos from interviews and concerts, old and new, is constantly updated.

Roots and Routes of Jazz Jazz Is… Harlem Speaks Oral History
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