|Harlem Music Festival|
In 2014 during HARLEM WEEK’s 40th Anniversary Celebration their Board of Directors announced its new initiative, the first annual HARLEM MUSIC FEST (HMF).
A partial listing of the HMF performing artists and salutees includes: Audra McDonald, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Dionne Warwick, Lloyd Price, Chuck Jackson, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir, Ray Chew and his All Star Band, Doug E. Fresh, Lalah Hathway, Jonathan Baptise, National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, Valerie Simpson, Mama Foundation Gospel for Teens, NJPAC/Well Fargo’s Jazz for Teens, The Salvation Army Phil Ramone’s Youth Orchestra, Broadway musicals “Amazing Grace,” “The Color Purple,” and music salutes to Berry Gordy, Ben E. King, B.B. King, Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and Ornette Coleman.
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