"Mr. Blues", a Profile of Harlem's Paris Blues Jazz Club and Owner Samuel Hargress Jr.

Harlem’s Paris Blues Jazz Club has been a celebrated local music joint since 1969, playing live jazz and blues nightly. It’s owner and manager, Mr. Samuel Hargress Jr., has been in the club nearly every day for the past 46 years welcoming regulars and bringing in people off the street to listen to live music.

Samuel Hargress Jr. is the owner of Paris Blues bar in Harlem, New York. While experiencing dramatic changes around him, Sam created a timeless place where regulars wear godfather hats, snakeskin leather shoes, and 1940’s styled zoot suits.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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