JLP Featured in American Photo, piece by Dan Abbe.  (American Photo.  May 31, 2012).

Sam Stephenson and JLP featured on KPBS public radio, Midday Edition.  (KPBS, San Diego. May 30, 2012).

Rocky Mount (NC) Leaders Salute Thelonious Monk - w/Sam Stephenson's participation (Rocky Mount Telegram. May 26, 2012).

"Tapes Force a Rewritten History."  (San Diego Union-Tribune.  May 20, 2012).

"JLP at Museum of Photographic Arts."  Review of exhibition upon opening (San Diego Union-Tribine.  May 19, 2012) 

"Managed Mayhem."  Artforum's Dawn Chan on Chaos Manor.  (Paris Review Daily.  September 15, 2011).

JLP's Stephenson wins 2011 Independent Weekly Arts Award (Independent Weekly.  July 20, 2011)

"A Piece of History" - JLP event coverage (Durham Herald-Sun.  April 4, 2011)

"Pittsburgh Forges Ahead" - Sam Stephenson in Washington Post (Washington Post. March 27, 2011)

NPR Music on Durham Weekend including JLP (NPR A Blog Supreme.  February 18, 2011)

JLP in UNC's Daily Tar Heel (Daily Tar Heel.  February 17, 2011)

Jazz Loft Project Opens at Nasher (Duke's Chronicle.  February 3, 2011).

"All that Jazz at Nasher" on Durham exhibition (Herald-Sun.  February 3, 2011)

"Jazz Loft Swings Through" Raleigh-Durham (News & Observer.  January 30, 2011)

Sam Stephenson - Sonny Clark Pt. 2 (Paris Review.  January 26, 2011)

Richard Brody of the New Yorker on Sam Stephenson/Sonny Clark (New Yorker.  January 13, 2011)

Sam Stephenson on Sonny Clark in Paris Review Daily (Paris Review.  January 13, 2011)

W. Eugene Smith's Jazz Loft Project (Black & White Magazine, March 2011)

"JLP Brings Ronnie Free Up From the Underground" - Greensboro NC review (YES! Weekly.  January 12, 2011)

JLP event previewed in Greensboro News and Record (News & Record's Go Triad.  January 6, 2011).

JLP event previewed in Winston-Salem newspaper (Winston-Salem Journal.  January 5, 2011).

"Buy this book. It's incredible":  Elizabeth Avedon names JLP book Top 10 for 2010 (Elizabeth Avedon Blog.  January 1, 2011).

JLP exhibition among Top 10 Photo Shows of 2010 out of 153 total shows (DLK Collection.  December 22, 2010).

Sam Stephenson on Dorrie Glenn Woodson in Paris Review Daily (Paris Review.  December 22, 2010).

The Spinning Head on JLP, a blog from Stockholm (The Spinning Head. December 20, 2010)

Sam Stephenson's dispatch in Paris Review Daily (Paris Review.  December 20, 2010)

JLP book "a work of social archeaology" and a Top 10 photo book: Sean O'Hagan in London's Guardian (Guardian.  December 10, 2010)

JLP book review by Chris Neal in Association of Recorded Sound Collections Journal (ARSC Journal, Fall 2010)

JLP featured in November issue of Brazil's literary and arts journal, Serrote (Serrote, November 2010).

JLP in PDN Top Photo Books of 2010.  (Photo District News.  November 12, 2010).

"Treasure in Dad's Old Study" Mark Rutledge column (Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune.  November 11, 2010)

JLP wins 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award(ASCAP.  November 8, 2010).

"Gold in that Old Desk" Mark Rutledge (Greenville, N.C. Daily Reflector.  November 6, 2010)

Greenville (N.C.) Daily Reflector covers JLP book event in Winterville (Daily Reflector.  November 2, 2010)

JLP featured in Jazz Japan (Jazz Japan, October, 2010)

JLP book shows "Smith's brilliant, but unbalanced mind" (Bojan's Blog.  October 17, 2010)

JLP book is a "breathtaking tome" says a London magazine (MOJO.  October 2010).

"Worthy of more exploration:" JLP tidbit in Monterey Jazz Festival review (Napa Valley Register.  September 29, 2010)

JLP Collaborator Jason Moran Wins MacArthur "genius" award (MacArthur Fellowship.  September 28, 2010)

Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York Awards Ceremony announcement (Archivists Round Table.  September 27, 2010)

"W. Eugene Smith in the Shade" (San Jose Mercury News.  September 19, 2010)

KRML radio from Carmel, CA interview with Sam Stephenson (KRML 94.7 FM.  September 6, 2010)

Gary Hawkins-- Thelonious Monk, Jason Moran, The Jazz Loft Project, and directing In My Mind (Chicago Examiner, September 2, 2010)

JLP on Chicago Public Radio's "Eight Forty-Eight" program (WBEZ 91.5 FM.  September 2, 2010)

JLP Wins Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, Inc. award for Innovative Use of Archives (August 30, 2010).

Jazz Loft Project: Chicago (Photo Life.  August 17, 2010)

Nicole Rudick on "W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft" (Aperture. Summer 2010)

Review: Eugene Smith/Chicago Cultural Center (New City Art. August 2, 2010)

Experiencing the Jazz Loft Project in Chicago (Chicago Tribune.  August 1, 2010)

A Chicago arts blog on JLP at Chicago Cultural Center.  (Artsandabout.com.  July 23, 2010).

"Always there is the Window."  (Santa Fe New Mexican.  July 16, 2010)

JLP "loaded with gorgeous photos."  (Chicago Reader.  July 15, 2010).

JLP is "an entirely different animal" by Bondo Wyszpolski (Easy Reader.  Hermosa, Manhattan, and Redondo beaches, CA.  July 14, 2010). 

Exhibition announcement in Chicago.  (Chicago Art Magazine.  July 13, 2010)

"Jazz Here and There, Then and Now."  Albuquerque, New Mexico's Weekly Alibi (Weekly Alibi.  July 8, 2010)

Gene Santoro reviews the Jazz Loft Project (American History magazine, June 2010)

JLP on John Edward Bain's blog from Toronto, CA (Audio Ideas Guide.  June 14, 2010)

Patrick Hinely in JJA News.  "Smith Left a Magnificent Mess." (Jazz Journalists Association.  June 11, 2010)

Up in the Jazz Loft, Larry Blumenfeld's Artsjournal blog (Artsjournal.com.  June 3, 2010)

"Le Tresor Cache D' Eugene Smith" from Paris, France, a promising new magazine, Polka (Polka Magazine, Summer 2010)

JLP book recalls Dylan Thomas' 1953 radio play "Under Milk Wood" (Duke Magazine, May-June, 2010)

JLP on television, CBS Evening News (CBS News, May 16, 2010)

Mingus, Monk and Mailer. Sean O'Hagan on JLP in London's Guardian (The Guardian, May 12, 2010)

A long blog entry by John Bailey on the ASC Magazine site (The American Society of Cinematographers, May 10, 2010)

"Undeniably one of the best photography shows of 2010"   DLK Collection review of JLP Exhibition (DLK Collection.  May 4, 2010)

"50 Most Beautiful and Brilliant Books for your Coffee Table" (Online Colleges, April 26, 2010)

"Jazz Lofts as they Used to Be" by Howard Mandel (Jazz Beyond Jazz, Artsjournal. April 22, 2010)

Jazz Loft in the NYC's Chelsea Clinton News (Chelsea Clinton News April 22, 2010)

"Lofts Ain't what they Used to be" by Howard Mandel (City Arts: New York's Review of Culture, April 20, 2010)

Jazz Journalists Association Book of the Year Nominations (JJA, April 14, 2010)

JLP book reviewed in Chicago Tribune, "the missing chapter" (Chicago Tribune, April 10, 2010)

Mention of JLP program Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows event on Alex Ross's blog (New Yorker.com, April 8, 2010)

JLP reviewed in Sonic Boomers (Sonic Boomers.com, April 8, 2010)

Sam Stephenson interview, "A Loft-y' Vision of Jazz" (All About Jazz, April 7, 2010)

Sam Stephenson radio interview.  KOWS 107.3 FM. (KOWS. Occidental, CA. April 5, 2010)

"From Pittsburgh to a New York Jazz Loft" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  April 4, 2010)

"On and Off the Walls" by Elisabeth Biondi in New Yorker's Photo Booth blog (New Yorker.  April 2, 2010)

Ron Free Returns to Charleston (Charleston City Paper. March 30, 2010) 

"Nonfiction Chronicle" mention, with 4-minute video by Jeffrey Scales, in New York Times Book Review (New York Times, March 21, 2010)

JLP in New York Times'  Paper Cuts blog by Jeffrey Scales (New York Times, March 19, 2010)

"O Mundo Subterraneo de W. Eugene Smith." JLP in the Portuguese Publico (Publico, March 15, 2010)

"See this show" - William Meyers on JLP in Wall Street Journal (Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2010)

Jazz Loft Project offers a rare glimpse into hidden New York (New York Amsterdam News, March 11, 2010)

Jazz Loft featured in Italy's Il Giornale Dell'arte (Il Giornale Dell'arte, March, 2010)

"Lofty Heights" on NY1 (NY1, March 7, 2010)

Doug's Pick on Rifftides (Doug Ramsey's ArtsJournal blog, March 5, 2010)

JLP in Westside Independent (Westside Independent, New York, March 4, 2010)

Jazz Loft in Turin, Italy's La Stampa newspaper (La Stampa, March 5, 2010)

JLP on BBC World Service "The Strand" (BBC World Service Radio, March 1, 2010)

JLP on Channel Thirteen Sunday Arts (Thirteen, New York PBS-TV, February 28, 2010)

JLP in DART (Design Arts Daily, February 19, 2010)

"Das Manische Auge," from the largest daily in Germany (Suddeutsch Zeitung, February 18, 2010)

Lofty Viewing, New York Times' writer Nate Chinen's blog (The Gig, February 17, 2010)

Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog (WSJ.com, February 16, 2010)

JLP on NBC New York (NBCNEWYORK.com, February 16, 2010)

"Goings On About Town" (New Yorker, February 15-22, 2010)

JLP featured in Financial Times Weekend Magazine (FT Weekend Magazine, February 13, 2010)

The Daily Beast Book Pick (The Daily Beast, February 4, 2010)

JLP in Stereophile - Fred Kaplan's blog (Stereophile, January 31, 2010)

"Obsessive Lineage of Local Audio Hoarders" (The Village Voice, January 26, 2010)

Martin Johnson on JLP in The Root (The Root, January 25, 2010)

JLP in Charleston, S.C., Hometown of Ron Free (Post and Courier, January 24, 2010)

PopMatters Best Books of 2009 (PopMatters, January 22, 2010)

Photo District News Pick of the Month (PDN, January 2010)

Photo-Eye Magazine selects JLP among Best Books of 2009 (Photo-Eye, January 2010)

JLP Website is selected Webpick of the Day by Communication Arts (Communication Arts, December 29, 2009)

New York Magazine Fred Kaplan on JLP (New York Magazine, December 27, 2009)

Wall Street Journal Richard B. Woodward on the JLP (The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2009)

Powells.com Interview with Sam Stephenson (Powells Books, December 10, 2009)

The Week magazine on Jazz Loft (The Week, December 10, 2009)

Jazz Loft Noted in City Where Our Smith Work Began (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 9, 2009)

Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC interview with Sam Stephenson (WNYC radio, December 8, 2009)

Frank Stasio State of Things Interview with Sam Stephenson and Ron Free (North Carolina Public Radio. December 2, 2009)

Interview with Sam Stephenson (Independent Weekly, December 2, 2009)

Mining memories, note by note (News and Observer, November 29, 2009)

Only Thirteen Books Make Year End Lists of NYT, Amazon, and PW (Amazon.com, November 27, 2009)

"Eye Candy for Crate Diggers" Kim Heron on JLP (Detroit Mercury Times.  November 25, 2009)

David Friend of Vanity Fair on Jazz Loft Project (Vanity Fair, November 24, 2009).

Dwight Garner on JLP in NY Times(New York Times, November 15, 2009)

NBC's Ann Curry interviews Sam Stephenson on the Today show (Today show, November 13, 2009)

Booklist starred Review of Jazz Loft Project, starred review (Booklist, November 1, 2009)

On the Jazz Loft Project: Review by Poet Ron Slate (On the Seawall, October 25, 2009)

Gene Santoro on W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft (Chamber Music Magazine, September/October 2009)

Publisher's Weekly, starred review,  Pick of The Week, starred review (Publishers Weekly, September 21, 2009)

Paris Review features Smith's JLP Images w/new Intro by Sam Stephenson (Paris Review, Fall 2009)

A Duke historian unearths a motherlode of forgotten jazz recordings (The Independent Weekly, March 25, 2009)

Fred Kaplan on Slate.com: How do you pay homage to the inimitable Thelonious Monk? (Slate Magazine, March 10, 2009)

Inside Stuff From The Monk Concerts, by Doug Ramsey (Rifftides, March 10, 2009)

Wall Street Journal Monk's Town Hall Concert Reborn, Reworked (The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2009)

Ben Ratliff in New York Times  2 Approaches to Monk's Historic Night (The New York Times, March 1, 2009)

Thelonious Monk's landmark 1959 concert at Town Hall lives again through Jason Moran (New York Magazine, February 22, 2009)

Nate Chinen in New York Times Home Life with Mikes: A Jazz History (The New York Times, February 17, 2009)

Dick Gordon's NPR show, The Story, Jazz Drummer, radio profile of Ronnie Free (The Story, March 7, 2008)

Thelonious Monk's 90th birthday NPR segment Digging Up Thelonious Monk's Southern Roots produced by John Biewen of CDS (National Public Radio, All Things Considered, October 10, 2007)

Sam Stephenson's Oxford American cover story, 2007 music issue, THELONIOUS MONK: Is This Home? (Oxford American, Issue #57, 2007)

Sam Stephenson's saga researching W. Eugene Smith in A Public Space Gene Smith's Sink  (A Public Space, Winter 2007)

Festival to Honor Monk (News and Observer, August 5, 2007)

Documenting an Underground New York Loft Scene (Document, Winter/Spring 2005)

Ben Ratliff on JLP early days New York Times Tape Machine as a Fly on the Wall of Jazz (The New York Times, March 10, 2005)

Upcoming Events

March 25, 2012. Sam Stephenson presentation on the Jazz Loft Project followed by a performance by the Ron Free Trio! (Court Stewart, piano and Bob Bowen, bass). Palustris Festival. Pinehurst, NC. 

May 19, 2012.  The Jazz Loft Project exhibition opens at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. On view through October 7, 2012. 


Past Events:

September 16-17, 2011.  Chaos Manor.  A sonic-visual theater piece presented at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, a collaboration of Sam Stephenson, Christopher McElroen, and A Public Space.  Will be a featured "Bookend" event of the Brooklyn Book Festival.  

November 13, 2011.  ZOOTFEST. Zoot Sims Celebration w/JLP featured.  Noon-6pm.  Among participants will be Zoot's widow Louise Sims, Sam Stephenson, Ronnie Free, Phil Woods, Lew Tabackin, Bill Crow, and Bob Dorough.  East Stroudsburg University.  East Stroudsburg, PA.

June 2, 2011. 6 p.m. Gallery talk by Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at the Center for Documentary Studies. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Nasher Museum of Art.

May 2-6, 2011.  A weeklong stage workshop adaption of the JLP book in collaboration with producer and director Christopher McElroen and the Brooklyn literary journal, A Public Space.  Invisible Dog.  Brooklyn, NY.

April 28, 2011.  Ulrich Museum of Art.  Wichita, KS.  Stephenson to give talk on Smith in Smith's hometown.

April 27, 2011.  Watermarks Books and Cafe.  Wichita, KS.  Stephenson to give JLP book presentation.  7pm. 

April 7, 2011.  7pm.  Arts Center.  Fayetteville, N.C.  Stephenson to give JLP presentation.  More info here.

April 3, 2011.  3pm.  Durham Public Library.  Main branch.  Sam Stephenson to give Jazz Loft Project presentation.  More details here.


March 31, 2011.  7pm.  The acclaimed photography archivist and historian, William S. Johnson, to speak on Smith as the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke.  Johnson was the original archivist when Smith's massive, unwieldy collection was received at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in 1977.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011.  7:30-9:30pm.  JLP exhibition, public opening reception at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.  To be on display through July 10, 2011.  HERE is January 30, 2011 Raleigh News & Observer preview with list of associated events.

Thursday, February 3, 2011.  Gallery talk by Sam Stephenson, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke.  5:30-7:30pm cash bar.  6:00pm talk begins.

Thursday, February 10, 2011.  7pm.  "Jazz Then and Now," a public conversation between Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson.  Hayti Heritage Center.  Durham, N.C.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011.  Japanese Photographers Society.  Tokyo, Japan.  Sam Stephenson to give a talk on his work on W. Eugene Smith.

Late February, 2011.  Tokyo, Japan.  Cosmo Public Relations agency.  Stephenson to give talks on Smith's work, with focus on 1961-62 work in Tokyo and 1970s work in Minamata.  Details to come later.

March 15-16, 2011.  Guam (US territory) and Iwo Jima (Japan territory).  Stephenson to give talks on Smith's WWII photography in Pacific theater, including islands of Guam, Saipan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima.  March 16 is the only day in 2011 civilian access is allowed on Iwo Jima. 


Thursday, January 6, 2011.  The Community Arts Cafe.  Winston-Salem, N.C.  Sam Stephenson will give an audio-visual JLP presentation and the Ronnie Free Trio will perform.  Sponsored by the Piedmont Jazz Alliance and WSNC radio.  7pm presentation.  8pm book signing and Ronnie Free Trio performance.

October 28, 2010.  Coffee Shack.  Winterville, N.C.  7-9pm.  Sam Stephenson will give a brief audio-visual JLP presentation and sign books.  Steve Creech's band will play. 

October 20, 2010.  6pm.  Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Awards Ceremony.  Columbia University.  NYC.  

September 17-19, 2010. Jazz Loft Project audio-visual exhibit with projected images.  Monterey Jazz Festival. Monterey, CA. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010.  4pm.  Sam Stephenson to give a JLP presentation.  Monterey Jazz Festival.

Thursday, August 26, 2010. Noon. Jazz Loft Project Exhibtion gallery talk by Sam Stephenson.  Chicago Cultural Center.

Friday, July 23, 2010. 6-8pm. Opening reception for the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition.  Chicago Cultural Center.

Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18, 2010. New Mexico Jazz Festival hosted by Tom Guralnick. Sam Stephenson will give a multi-media JLP presentation at 8pm on Saturday night July 17 at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque. On Sunday July 18 at 3pm Sam will give a presentation at the Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe.

Saturday, July 17, 2010. Jazz Loft Project exhibition opens to the public at the Chicago Cultural Center.  Press release issued July 6 HERE.

Wednesday, July 7, 7pm.  Postponed until September 2010 due to NYC record-setting heat wave.  Check back for a new date. A Jazz Loft Project event outdoors at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., part of New York City's summer Park Lit project, sponsored by the Brooklyn-based literary journal A Public Space, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, and Greenlight Bookstore of Brooklyn.  Sam Stephenson will give a presentation and a jazz combo will perform.

Friday, June 11. 7 PM. Jazz Loft veteran and drummer Ronnie Free performs with the Charleston All Stars. Featuring a talk by Jazz Loft Research Associate Dan Partridge. Jazz Loft Project books signed by Sam Stephenson will be available from Blue Bicycle Books. Jam session to follow. Upstairs at McCrady’s Restaurant. 2 Unity Alley. Tickets and information.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010.  7pm.  In Eugene Smith's hometown Sam Stephenson will give a talk entitled "Picture Paradise:  The Vison and Work of W. Eugene Smith."  Ulrich Museum of Art.  Wichita State University.  Wichita, KS.

Friday, May 21, 2010.  Jazz Loft Project Research Associate and primary tape archivist Dan Partridge will appear with engineer Chris Lacinak of AV Preserve at the annual conference of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) in New Orleans.  Chris performed the first preservation transfers of Smith's tapes.  He and Dan will discuss various aspects of preserving, indexing, and cataloging Eugene Smith's tape collection.

Monday, April 19, 2010.  5:30pm, doors open at 5:00pm.  Film screening of In My Mind, by filmmaker Gary Hawkins of the Center for Documentary Studies, based on a concert performance of the same title by Jason Moran's Big Bandwagon on February 26, 2009 at Town Hall, a fiftieth anniversary homage to Thelonious Monk's original 1959 Town Hall concert.  Hawkins and Moran will do Q&A after the screening.  New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

POSTPONED (New Date is July 7, 2010 in Fort Greene Park - see above): Tuesday, April 20, 2010.  7pm.  Jazz Loft Project book event.  Sam Stephenson will give a multi-media presentation, "The Making of the Jazz Loft Project."  BookCourt.  163 Court St. Brooklyn, N.Y.  Event co-sponsored by A Public Space. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  6pm.  Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows. Musician Steve Reich, who studied with Hall Overton in the loft once a week for two years in the late 1950s, will appear with musician Ethan Iverson of the seminal jazz trio, the Bad Plus, and Sam Stephenson, to discuss the music and influence of Overton.  Composer and former Overton student Carman Moore will also speak, as will current Juilliard professor and musician Joel Sachs.  New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. CLICK HERE TO SEE WEB VIDEO OF THIS EVENT.

Thursday, February 25, 2010.  7pm.  Sam Stephenson will give a Jazz Loft presentation at the historic Turnage Theater in his hometown Washington, N.C.

Thursday, February 18, 2010.  Sam and Dan attended a meeting of the New York Chapter of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections and presented material along with the original Jazz Loft Project preservation engineer, Chris Lacinak of AV Preserve.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010.  Sam Stephenson, Courtney Reid-Eaton, and Dan Partridge participated in an event with 37 people associated with the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund at the Jazz Loft Project exhibition.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010.  Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Opens to the public.  New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010.  Roughly 600 people attended the exhibition opening at NYPLPA.

Thursday, February 4, 2010.  Noon.  Sam Stephenson gave a presentation to fifty people at Pixar Studios, Emeryville, CA.

Friday, February 5, 2010.  7pm.  SFJazz.  War Memorial, Green Room.  San Francisco, CA.  Sam Stephenson gave a multi-media Jazz Loft presentation to 270-300 people.

Saturday, February 6, 2010.  3pm.  Bird & Beckett Books.  San Francisco, CA.  Sam Stephenson appeared with musicians and Jazz Loft alums pianist Si Perkoff and saxophonist Pete Yellin.

January 11, 2010 PRESS RELEASE

The story of a little known five-story loft building in New York City’s wholesale flower district that was a popular late-night haunt for some of the biggest names in 1950’s and 60’s jazz is told in "The Jazz Loft Project", a new multimedia exhibition opening February 17, 2010, at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The exhibition features never-before-displayed vintage black and white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith who spent eight years documenting the jazz musicians, artists, and underground characters who inhabited the scene at 821 Sixth Avenue. Smith’s remarkable photographs evoke the world of smoky jam sessions and after-hours rehearsals with musicians like Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, and Hall Overton.

Curated by Sam Stephenson and Courtney Reid-Eaton of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the exhibition features more than 200 images, several hours of audio, and 16 mm film footage of Eugene Smith working in the loft. "The Jazz Loft Project" will be on display from February 17, 2010, to May 22, 2010, in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Admission is free. 

“The photos and recordings included in "The Jazz Loft Project", provide remarkable documentation of the creative atmosphere in Eugene Smith’s loft, which has been little-known until Sam Stephenson’s work on The Jazz Loft Project,” said Jacqueline C. Davis, Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director for the Performing Arts. “They also provide a fresh trove of iconography and audio that will provide new insights for scholars and jazz fans. We are very pleased to host this exhibition.” 


Jazz Loft Project Radio Series Airs Nationally

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Event Poster

Book and Website Launch Party
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6-10pm
West End Wine Bar
601 Main Street, Durham, North Carolina

Join us in Durham to celebrate the publication of The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 19571965 book and the launch of www.jazzloftproject.org with live music led by legendary loft drummer, Ronnie Free, with special guests. 

Author Sam Stephenson will give a talk and sign copies of the book, followed by live music by the Ronnie Free Trio. (Free is a former loft resident.)

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies, the Regulator Bookshop, West End Wine Bar, and The Splinter Group.