Saturday, November 23, 2013
“A Great Day in Harlem” is the first film in WHPK and 59th St. Jazz’s “Reel Jazz” film series. This documentary chronicles the 1958 editorial shoot that became a historic jazz event based on a photo taken on 126th Street—magnificent for the sweep of history represented by those men and women standing between two stoops of a brownstone, many of them surrendering their lives to the pursuit of creative excellence.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with several jazz hosts from WHPK.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series, WHPK, and 59th St. Jazz.