Founded in 1973 by trombonist/blues singer Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band
has as its main purpose to keep significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. The continued quality of this group, led by tenor saxophonist Ray Blue, has caused the band to be declared a National Treasure and one a the most authentic Swing Bands playing today, as the audience will experience with the music of this quartet. These originals eventually did jump at the Woodside and stomp at the Savoy, with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and other jazz greats. These are the artists who created a new genre of music for America. The band has performed at Lincoln Center in NYC, countless Jazz Festivals, as well as main venues in Europe. Free with a suggested suggested donation of $2.00.