Harlem in Montmartre

The Story of Louis Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month in February, Great  Performances presents a special encore telecast of Harlem in Montmartre: A  Paris Jazz Story on Sunday, February 7th at 10 p.m. (check local  listings). In connection the upcoming rebroadcast, Great Performances talked to Alice Sparberg Alexiou, scholar and author, to discuss the importance of Louis Mitchell. […]

Historian Tyler Stovall on Bricktop’s

Tyler Stovall recalls the days at Bricktop’s, a club at the center of the scene in Montmartre. Next: Watch and listen to Tyler Stovall explain the role of jazz during and after the war and the genesis of bebop. Tyler Stovall: Whereas Josephine Baker makes her reputation on the main stages in Paris – the […]