Harlem Renaissance

Events

Is when the Harlem Renaissance began

1920

he first musicle revue was performed by African American's in New York called, Shuffle Along.

Jan 7, 1921

Shuffle Along by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake is the first musical revue written and performed by African Americans Broadway's David Belasco Theaterhe

May 22, 1921

Duke Ellington arrives in New York with his band, The Washingtonians

Jan 1,1923

Louis Armstrong joins Fletcher Henderson's orchestra, becomes the most popular dance band in New York

Jan 13, 1923

The Cotton Club opened

Oct 1, 1923

The new musical form known as jazz is showcased in the "First American Jazz Concert" at Aeolian Hall in New York

Jan 1, 1925

the Liberty Theatre, Broadway and was re-titled Blackbirds of 1928

May 9, 1928

Duke Ellington composes his first Jazz masterpiece titled ¨Mood Indigo¨

Jan 1, 1931

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess opens on Broadway with an all black cast

Oct 10, 1935