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People of Note: Paris Blues Joins B.B. King’s Club for an Evening of Blues


*If you are visiting Harlem and want to hear some live music, trek on over to Paris Blues, where young and old mingle.  You may even   see some snake skin boots and zoot suit wearing old timers. While there, you are sure to run into Sam Hargress, Jr., the owner of the legendary club located at 2021 7th Avenue, in the ‘heart’ of Harlem. The jazz music is great and reminiscent of an old New Orleans jazz house. The small place with an outdoor patio fills up fast and you’ll probably be lucky to get a seat if you’re not there a little early. In 1969 Samuel Hargress, Jr., opened and continues to manage Paris Blues. The club has seen many a blues and jazz Great perform and reside in its midst, in some ways serving as an historic steward over the village of Harlem watching it change while in some ways remaining the same.

The Paris Blues Club will honor Blues Lovers from 8:00 pm to 12 Midnight, Wednesday, October 11th, when Paris Blues will join forces with the B.B. KING Blues Club on 42nd Street at TIMES SQUARE. The evening will feature TYRONE GOVAN and his All-Star Blues/Jazz Band DER SECRETE, and the release of his new CD “CHAMPAGNE LADY.The event promises to be an amazing night of music the likes of which you have never heard,” claims Hargrass. “We’re gonna crank ‘em up downtown and rock the house! We’ll show ’em what Harlem can do!”

The occasion will bring out several Elected Officials and other VIPs including Geoffrey Eaton, former Chief of Staff for Congressman Charles Chi Mitchell, 1st female Commander of the Harlem American Legion Post. Councilmember Bill Perkinswill honor Sam Hargress, Jr., with a LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for “Keeping The Blues Alive” in the BIG APPLE since 1969! “It is a privilege to merge these two popular neighborhoods in Manhattan showing the diversity and oneness of all New Yorkers,” stated Perkins.

BB’s Blues Club is located at 237 West 42ndSt, NYC (Times Sq.) Club Phone: 212-997-4144. BB King’s Blues club is world renowned for offering some of the best music, best Southern food and Southern Hospitality in NYC. So come out and join the fun and excitement as well as festivities!

Interested parties can purchase tickets in advance for $10 and pay $15 at the door. Call the B.B. King Club box office at 212-307-7171, go online at or purchase at

Get your tickets early, this event will sell out!

For Additional information contact:

Dell LongDELL LONG PR/EVENTS:                                                                                                212-662-0414 (W) / 404-664-1925 (cell)                                                                                     email: [email protected]


Deardra Shuler has experience in theatre, music, concert promotion, television and publishing. She was affiliated with the Negro Ensemble Company and is a former manager of the children’s theatre,”TADA.”

Deardra Shuler

Deardra Shuler

She has produced and promoted concerts in Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall.  Ms. Shuler is the former Editor and Managing Editor of three New York City minority newspapers. Presently, she is the Entertainment Editor of The Black Star News. As a freelance writer she writes for several New York City newspapers; including the Examiner, Amsterdam News and EURweb.  Deardra has a column in California and is the former PR chairman for the FESPACO film festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa.  She is presently program manager for where she also hosts her own show “Topically Yours.”


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