Materials relating to jazz, including photographs of jazz performers; printed material, including clippings about the jazz promoter Norman Granz, and nine concert programs; and a typescript history of jazz at the Philharmonic.
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura.
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.
Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.
Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.
68 cassette audiotape recordings of oral history interviews and presentations, and 55 newsletters compiled by the New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society, 1960-1991. Audiotapes and Newsletters from the New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society Meetings.
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Collection includes music manuscripts, articles and clippings, concert programs, passports, and photographs.
Collection contains sixty-two posters commemorating the Monterey Jazz Festival, created, designed, and signed by Earl Newman.
This accession consists of audiotapes and compact discs created during the production of the radio series "Jazz Smithsonian." Hosted by Lena Horne, the series features the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert, performing classic American jazz of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, as well as oral histories of American jazz legends...