Archive for June, 2012

Musings from a Jazz Drummer

Ron Free

Ron Free

The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, current host of the JLP exhibition, posts this blog entry from drummer and loft inhabitant Ron Free, who spent several years in San Diego after his New York loft years.

-JLP Staff.

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More Chaos in Brooklyn in September

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We’re pleased to announce that another production based on The Jazz Loft Project will be part of the Brooklyn Book Festival on Thursday September 20 at 8pm.  Last year, Chaos Manor, a live multi-media installation at the Invisible Dog Art Center, was a “Bookend” feature of the Festival.  It was directed Christopher McElroen, produced by me and Brigid Hughes of A Public Space, and executed by a team of devoted artists and volunteers, with undying assistance from the remarkable staff of the Invisible Dog.  Paris Review Daily posted a piece on it by Dawn Chan.

Since then, Chaos Manor has evolved.  One new aspect is a more conventional theater production – a play by Jaymes Jorsling, who was a major part of the Chaos Manor workshops all last summer, based on The Jazz Loft Project and Gene Smith’s Sink, my forthcoming book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  Jaymes’ play will be directed by Chris McElroen, who is currently directing the first-ever adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.

On Thursday September 20 at 8pm at the Invisible Dog, there will be a public reading of Jayme’s script as part of the BBF.

-Sam Stephenson

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JLP in American Photo

This piece in American Photo magazine is by Dan Abbe, from May 31, 2012.

-JLP Staff.

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Recent Media on JLP from San Diego

The JLP exhibition runs through October 7 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.  Here are three recent pieces of media coverage from the proceedings:

Sam Stephenson live on public radio, KPBS’ Midday Edition.  KPBS San Diego.  May 30, 2012.

Tapes Force a Rewritten Chapter in Jazz History.” – San Diego Union-Tribune.  May 20, 2012.

Jazz Loft Project at MoPA.” - San Diego Union-Tribune.  May 19, 2012.

In addition, here’s a piece from the Rocky Mount Telegram about the recent unveiling of a historical highway marker in honor of Thelonious Monk last month.

-JLP Staff.

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