Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows

Hall Overton Event

p.s. The Duke Jazz Talks mentioned in this flier refers to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, not Duke University.  DDCF is a funder of NYPL for the Performing Arts and this event fits into their ongoing series.  The association with this event is perfect since Doris Duke visited the loft regularly to take piano lessons from Hall Overton.  We’re told by loft residents and musicians that her driver would sit outside in her Bentley with the motor running while she was inside.

Read Ethan Iverson on “Six Degrees of Hall Overton.”

- Sam Stephenson

3 Comments

  1. ARTIST SUZANNE Said,

    March 23, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Wish I was there. Hope you broadcast this too.
    Suzanne Roach

  2. Photographer - pahprint Said,

    March 23, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

    This is why I was blown away when I found the Jazz Loft site last week (was directed there by a friend actually).
    The Ethan Iverson article and its links are an education in and of themselves.

  3. Tom Wayburn Said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    That’s Pepper Adams peaking over the bottom margin of the photo. In those days he looked like Mister Peepers, the TV character played by Wally Cox.