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Michael Jefry Stevens

Feb 15th 2018 @ Masterworks Theatre/freeburg Pianos

Hendersonville, NC
I Was There
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
7:00 PM
Masterworks Theatre/freeburg Pianos
2314 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Thursday, February 15 – “A Great Day in Harlem” - A Great Day in Harlem or Harlem 1958 is a 1958 black-and-white group portrait of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in front of a brownstone in Harlem, New York City. The photo has remained an important object in the study of the history of jazz. Art Kane, a freelance photographer working for Esquire magazine, took the picture around 10 a.m. on August 12 in the summer of 1958.[1] The musicians had gathered at 17 East 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in Harlem. Esquire published the photo in its January 1959 issue. Kane calls it "the greatest picture of that era of musicians ever taken." As of August 2017, only two of the 57 musicians who participated are still living (Benny Golsonand Sonny Rollins). 60 minutes