Saturday, December 3, 2016

About Us


Our mission is to keep late night jazz alive in its mecca. Harlem NY.

HarlemLateNightJazz.com 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.

HarlemLateNightJazz.com has partnered with:

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



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



Harlem’s 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 Y
oung 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: info@harlemlatenightjazz.com


THE HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ (HLNJ) 
Board of Directors:




Dakota Pippin:  Director, Harlem Late Night Jazz.
Having grown up in the jazz and blues music caldron of East St Louis, Dakota is an avid music lover and supporter. Dakota is proud to have served on the board of directors of the Jazz Foundation of America. He previously served as Director of Time Capsule, a United Nations NGO dedicated to the preservation of Jazz. Other/previous board affiliations include: Hormel Foods Corporation, Harlem Children’s Zone, New York City Sports Commission, and the Goodwill Games.




Paul Raymond Griffin: Director, Harlem Late Night Jazz 
A Resident of Harlem USA for 25 years and a community development activist for youth programs, sports and real estate development.     He is an avid JAZZ Promoter and Supporter of Harlem Cultural Arts.    Has served as a MC at various JAZZ Venues and JAZZ events in the Harlem Community. 




C. Kelly Wright.: Director, Harlem Late Night Jazz
            Not wrong but Wright..., Harlem Late Night Jazz, COO & Host is a world-renowned actress, singer, dancer of stage & screen. Highly noted for her contributions in the development of new theatrical works.

Including Broadway's 4-time Tony Award winning Memphis and
Mountaintop. Aside from acting and singing on musical theatre stages Ms. Wright is a noted jazz, blues and soul artist, and the perfect host for

Harlem Late Night Jazz where she, along with her partners and their ever-changing bands creates just the "W"right alchemy for one great late night after another!


Robin Downes : Director, Harlem Late Night Jazz
Her musical roots began in Harlem, as a music major, at the High School of Music and Art.  The immersion into Jazz began as an undergraduate intern for Jazz Radio station, WRVR.  She is an over 25 year veteran of the entertainment / multimedia business. She has an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in News and Documentary” with ABC NEWS “20/20” since 1981. . Her media outlet Robin Downes Network currently keeps up with "What's Up With Robin Downes".






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