Posts Tagged ‘“Jazz Loft Project” Exhibition’

“The Jazz Loft Project” Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

"The Jazz Loft Project" Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning multimedia exhibition of photographs, videos, and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will be presented at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson from Friday, December 14, 2012, through Sunday, […]


Documentary Biography with Lehman Brady Professor Sam Stephenson

Since 2000, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has coordinated the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to Duke University and UNC–Chapel Hill for an academic year to teach undergraduate courses on both campuses and engage in lectures, screenings, and […]


Watch: “Jazz Loft Project” Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

Watch: "Jazz Loft Project" Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered and played their music. Almost fifty years later, Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson and […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Makes Its West Coast Debut at the Museum of Photographic Arts

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will make its fourth stop at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the show opens May 19 and runs through October 7, 2012. The […]


The Jazz Loft Project Gallery Talk by Courtney Reid-Eaton at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Gallery Talk by Courtney Reid-Eaton at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, was produced as part a decade-long project at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at CDS and a co-curator of […]


Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, Photographs by Lourdes Delgado

An exhibition reception and gallery talk with Lourdes Delgado will take place on April 28, 6–9 p.m., at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In Jazz in New York, Spanish photographer Lourdes Delgado documents in spectacular detail the lives and personalities of contemporary New York jazz musicians. Exploring jazz from a social, economic, and […]


Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, will talk about the traveling exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957–1965, currently on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, […]


“The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith,” A Lecture by William S. Johnson

"The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith," A Lecture by William S. Johnson

In 1978, photographer W. Eugene Smith moved his archive—filling two 18-wheel trucks with 22 tons of material—from New York City to the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona. To assist Smith in sorting out his collection, CCP hired William S. Johnson, who worked with the famed photographer until Smith had a […]


Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Read recent press coverage and reviews of the Jazz Loft Project exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. “The Jazz Loft Project Opens at the Nasher” (The Chronicle, February 3, 2011) “Jazz Loft Project Swings Through on its National Tour” (News & Observer, January 30, 2011) “All That Jazz at the Nasher” […]


Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation Between Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson

Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation Between Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson

For a decade Sam Stephenson and his colleagues at the Center for Documentary Studies have been studying a dilapidated loft building in New York City that was a legendary after-hours jazz haunt from 1954 to 1965. Photographer W. Eugene Smith documented the scene in thousands of hours of tapes and thousands of photographs, providing a […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Named an exclusive top 10 photo show for 2010 by DLK Collection: “Undeniably one of the best photography shows of 2010 … this is a fantastic show, deep in scholarship and compelling in its imagery.”     The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some […]


Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from The Jazz Loft Project on Vimeo. Filmed and edited by Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The Jazz Loft Project exhibition opened at the New York Public Library for […]


Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center On view through May 22, 2010 View more behind-the-scenes cell phone photographs of the exhibition More about the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies


National Public Radio Features The Jazz Loft Project In December

National Public Radio Features The Jazz Loft Project In December

Every Sunday in December, National Public Radio presents highlights from the Jazz Loft Project.


Thelonious Monk At Town Hall, 1959: 50th Anniversary Concerts At Town Hall, New York City

Thelonious Monk At Town Hall, 1959: 50th Anniversary Concerts At Town Hall, New York City

Town Hall box office, February 27, 2009. 123 W 43rd Street, New York City. Photograph by Frank Hunter. Presented by Duke Performances and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University February 26–27, 2009 This fiftieth anniversary celebration of Thelonious Monk’s historic Town Hall concert grew out of a six-week, 18-event series in 2007, “Following […]