Archive for October, 2009

Welcome to the Jazz Loft Project blog.

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website jazzloftproject.org, created by The Splinter Group of Carrboro, NC.

The site will evolve over the years to provide a vital pubic space for presenting Jazz Loft Project materials and stories, so we invite you to visit often to read about loft residents and visitors, listen to audio from Smith’s tapes, and view Smith’s photographs of life inside and outside the building that he dubbed “Chaos Manor.”

To date, the project has documented 597 individuals who walked through the loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue by listening to Smith’s tapes, identifying individuals in photographs, and interviewing surviving loft participants. Explore the directory of names to find out more about these individuals. Please let us know if you have information about any of the people listed on the site. Your memories are a necessary part of our ongoing effort to document the Jazz Loft and fill in the missing pieces of the story.

Please subscribe to the Jazz Loft Project Blog and stay tuned for new content and more information about upcoming events.

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