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Sixth Avenue Jazz Loft

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After hours hangout for jazz musicians from 1954 to 1964

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Midtown South
Theater, Performance

Place Matters Profile

From 1954 to 1964, this non-descript commercial building was the "after-hours headquarters" for hundreds of jazz musicians, including Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. The scene at 821 Sixth was extensively documented by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lived in the building for seven years.

On The Web

The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Exhibition at NYPL


Anonymous Nominator

Nominated through the Jazz Across New York Community Focus project

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