[Dixielandjazz] The New York City Jazz Museum
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Fri Oct 8 08:27:59 PDT 2004
The historians on the list, and those interested in the broad scope of jazz
might enjoy this book. Also, check out the web site for some interesting
reasons to buy the book. The power struggle within the jazz fraternity is a
THE LOST MUSEUM - JAZZ EXPOSÉ:
THE NEW YORK JAZZ MUSEUM AND THE POWER STRUGGLE THAT DESTROYED IT
51 Reasons to Read This Book (see - http://www.NYJazzMuseum.com)
Have you ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Most people have not. Yet
between 1972 and 1977 it was the most significant institution for jazz in
the world! With the opening of the Lincoln Center jazz facility and the
recent large federal grant for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem this book
looks back to present the story of a Lost Museum.
It was situated in its own two-story building in mid-town Manhattan and
had a small staff, an archive that eventually numbered about 25,000 items
and extensive programs in New York City and beyond. Some of the programs won
awards and most of them were received with widespread acclaim in the media
and from jazz fans.
There were the Calvert Extra Sunday Concerts - 40 per year, the Jazz Puppet
Show, the Jazz Film Festivals, the Jazz Panorama - an audio visual history
of jazz, The Jazz Store, Information Center, the exhibits - Louis Armstrong,
Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Bird & Diz: The Bebop Era, Count Basie and
His Bands, Billie Holiday Remembered, About John Coltrane and the Jazz
Trumpet. Posters and booklets were produced in conjunction with the exhibits
and there was so much more.
An extended power struggle ensued that eventually caused the Museum's
demise. Entangled in the fatal conflagration was the "Jazz Fraternity,"
which included the most prominent names in jazz - musicians, producers,
writers, artists, et al.
This book tells the whole story for the first time. It was written by
Howard E. Fischer, founder of the Museum and its Executive Director.
JAZZ EXPOSÉ: THE NEW YORK JAZZ MUSEUM AND THE POWER STRUGGLE THAT DESTROYED
IT can be ordered from http://www.NYJazzMuseum.com or by calling (212)
Title - JAZZ EXPOSÉ: THE NEW YORK JAZZ MUSEUM AND THE POWER STRUGGLE THAT
Author - Howard E. Fischer
Price: $15 (plus shipping) 5 x 8 inches Paperback 134 pages
illustrations ISBN: 1-932203-97-7
Published by Sundog, Ltd., Nashville, TN
Contact: (212) 579-0689
Web site: http://www.NYJazzMuseum.com
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