Lost Jazz Shrines

Item set

Title

Lost Jazz Shrines

Description

The Weeksville Lost Jazz Shrines of Brooklyn (WLJSB) project emerged out of a series of questions developed by the WHC research staff in an October 2008 proposal concerning the cultural legacy of jazz history in Central Brooklyn. Between the 1930's and 1960's, Central Brooklyn was home to a unique and rich jazz culture; one very similar to that of the well known jazz scene of Harlem, between 1940-1960. Created by the research staff from 2007-2011, the WLJSB collection examines this Brooklyn Jazz culture, through key musical artist of the aforementioned time period. Brooklyn is the birthplace of dynamic jazz musicians such as Max Roach, and Randy Weston, Central Brooklyn housed some of the most important and prominent jazz venues during the time period. These venues included: Blue Coronet, Kingston Lounge, Club La Marchal, and Putnam Central. Within these infamous venues, a myriad of jazz artists performed namely Miles Davis, Jitu Weusi, JoAnn Cheatham, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Randy Weston.
Scott, J. (2008). Weeksville lost jazz shrines of Brooklyn: Project overview. Unpublished draft proposal. Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn NY.

Publisher

Weeksville Heritage Center

Date

2007-2011

Contributor

Pamela Green
Jennifer Scott
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Willard Jenkins
Weeksville Heritage Center

Rights

Weeksville Heritage Center

Identifier

2011.07

Coverage

Brooklyn, N.Y.
1920s-2010s

Language

English

Subject

Carroll, Joe, 1919-1981
Weston, Randy, 1926-
Jazz
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Bedford Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
Wareham, Roger
Plummer, Viola, 1937-
Braithwaite, Fred
Rubin, Vanessa
Barnes, Wade
Howard, Michael (Composer)
Stoute, Ed
Ridley, Larry
Mabern, Harold
Jazz musicians
African American jazz musicians

Items

Advanced search