Sugar Hill Music Festival seeks to preserve Harlem history


NEW YORK (PIX11) – The Sugar Hill Music Festival is taking place this weekend in Harlem, and it’ll be paying tribute to a Black music pioneer who played alongside Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was a star soloist who honed his skills in Harlem, where his legacy will now be on permanent display due to the work of cultural historian Karen Taylor.

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