JAZZ EXPOSÉ: THE NEW YORK JAZZ MUSEUM AND THE POWER STRUGGLE THAT DESTROYED IT by Howard E. Fischer
53 Reasons to Read This Book
Have you ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Most people have not.Yet between 1972 and 1977 it was the most significant institution for jazz in the world! With the opening of the Lincoln Center jazz facility and the recent large federal grant for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem this book looks back to present the story of a Lost Museum.
It was situated in its own two-story building in mid-town Manhattan and had a small staff, an archive that eventually numbered about 25,000 items and extensive programs in New York City and beyond. Some of the programs won awards and most of them were received with widespread acclaim in the media and from jazz fans.