‘Jazz Loft Project’ reception

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2011

ëJazz Loft Projectí reception
ěThe Jazz Loft Projectî book signing and reception will be held at the Literary Bookpost at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13).
Author Sam Stephenson will discuss and sign copies of his book, ěThe Jazz Loft Project,î a collection of the photography of W. Eugene Smith taken in the late 1950s and early 1960s of the jazz scene in the flower district of New York city. Smithís loft building became a legendary haunt for jazz musicians of that era, both the illustrious and the obscure. Author Stephenson directs the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary studies at Duke University.
Live jazz will be provided by the Ron Free Trio. Ronnie Free began residency as the loft house drummer in 1958, crashing on a recliner in Smithís loft until early 1960.
Tickets are $10 and available at Literary Bookpost, Salisbury Visitor Center and online at http://jazzloft.eventbrite.com/. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Rowan Blues & Jazz Society.
The purchase price of the ticket can be applied towards the purchase of the Jazz Loft Project book. A cash wine bar will be available.