Great Day in Harlem

Jazz on Film
5:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Great Day in Harlem: Jean Bach's 1994 documentary

In August of 1958, 57 of the greatest jazz musicians of all-time gathered on the steps of a Harlem brownstone for a photograph.  The Academy Award-nominated 1994 documentary "A Great Day is Harlem" is a film about possibly the most famous photograph in jazz history.  It is also a love note to this art form. The musicians in the photo represented the full spectrum of jazz history from Dixieland to Big Band Swing, from Harlem Stride, to Modern Bebop. Sidemen, innovators, young lions, and old masters were all there.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
5:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Great Day in Harlem

  Good morning, JAM Trivia Fans! Today on First Take, Matthew Goldwasser reviews the documentary, "Great Day in Harlem". The iconic photo of jazz greats that's the subject of the documentary was shot in 1958. 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Of the 57 musicians depicted, how many are still with us and who are they?

You must name all three musicians correctly to be a winner.  

Register your answer below. All correct answers are eligible to win a free CD from the best corner of the KUVO vault. Open until 11:59pm, 4/10/14.

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