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04Dec
"Great Day in Harlem" @ 60 w/ Benny Golson and Jonathan Kane
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Date: December 04, 2018 to December 04, 2018
Where: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 East 126th Street, New York, New York, United States, 10035
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the famous Art Kane photograph "Great Day in Harlem", the National Jazz Museum in Harlem will host Kane's grandson, Jonathan Kane, and one of the last living musicians from the photo, NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, for a night of conversation and celebration of the new book Art Kane: Harlem 1958 released in November. Art Kane: Harlem 1958 is a visual history of an iconic image including, for the first time, virtually every single frame from the historic shoot. With original text by Art Kane, forewords by Quincy Jones, the legendary Benny Golson, who appears in the photo, and an introduction by Kane's son, musician and photographer Jonathan Kane, the 168-page hardback volume is the story behind the shot. In 1958 fledgling photographer Art Kane pitched the idea to Esquire - invite the musicians of New York's jazz community to come together for one photo. Esquire agreed and Kane sent requests via agents, record labels, managers, clubs, anywhere he could spread the word. "There was going to be an unusual shooting of a photograph for Esquire Magazine and I was being invited to be a part of it. I couldn't believe it! Nobody really knew me that early in my career. But zippo, I was there on the intended date. When I arrived, there were all of my heroes." Benny Golson 57 jazz musicians, from the unknown to the world famous, duly assembled at the unlikely hour of 10am at 7 East 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. The group would include Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie - whose hat was repeatedly stolen by local kids until Kane surrendered and put them in the shot, too. "Black and white: two colors forbidden to be in close proximity, yet captured so beautifully within a single black and white frame. The importance of this photo transcends time and location, leaving it to become not only a symbolic piece of art, but a piece of hist
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