Monday, October 17, 2016

About Us - Mission Statement - Harlem Late Night Jazz

Our mission is to keep late night jazz alive in its mecca. Harlem NY. is bringing live late night Jazz, Blues and Soul back to Harlem by connecting the finest musicians with the finest late night clubs providing that unique feeling you can only get in Harlem late night. We bring together Jazz masters and todays young lions preserving and recreating “the music” for future generations. We are where the heavy hitters meet to create.  We are where the after party is!

Harlem, once the home of world famous late night clubs and speakeasies has lost many of its iconic clubs over the years including, Smalls Paradise, Clark Monroes Uptown House, The Sugar Cane Club, Jimmys Chicken Shack, and more recently, La Famille, St. Nicks Pubs, and Lennox Lounge. has partnered with:

 Jazz Foundation of America, Saving Jazz and musician at a time.

Keyed Up, is dedicated to one simple premise: we need more live jazz.

Harlems finest clubs and speakeasies to provide that authentic Harlem late night experiences… the real deal!

Our goals are straightforward:

*Provide gigs and freedom of expression for the world’s finest musicians…recreate a cultural renaissance.

* Provide an opportunity for new music and new artists to emerge.

* Connect the Generations—Bring together Jazz Masters and today’s Young Lions.

* Bring music back to the Harlem community….. with no cover charge!!

* Promote “the music” as a force for cultural understanding and world harmony.
Spread joy, love, and fun… Keep The Music Alive!!

We need your help and your support.
Jazz Masters and Young Lions, come join us!
Everybody spread the word.

For more information:


  Dakota Pippins, Co-Founder 
  / HLNJ Partner

Paul Griffin, Co-Founder 
 / HLNJ Partner

  C. Kelly Wright, Host
  / HLNJ Partner

  Robin Downes, Marketing
  / HLNJ Partner

We are documenting the journey with a Youtube Playlist for Harlem Late Night Jazz TV.
Check out Episode 1 which features the founder of Harlem Late Night Jazz, Dakota Pippins:


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