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The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Collection
In 2014, the family of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis was looking for a home for his personal collection. They were referred to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem by the widow of another jazz giant, Mrs. Frank (Cecelia) Foster. As a native New Yorker and given his close connection with Harlem, it was a natural fit to bring the "Jaws" collection home. The Museum's Founding Director and Senior Scholar Loren Schoenberg traveled to the Davis home in Las Vegas, and carefully boxed and shipped the large archive...
The Savory Collection
We are thrilled to finally share the wonders of the Savory Collection with the rest of the world. It’s the end of a 36-year quest that is centered on the wondrously strange and brilliant William Alcott Savory (1916-2004). A trained musician and audio engineer, Savory served in the U.S. Navy where he developed radar technology and flew as a test pilot. But first and foremost, Savory was a music lover who single handedly captured hundreds of hours of top-shelf music off the air...
EXHIBIT: The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure
Fri, Feb 11 – Wed, Aug 31
Celebrating the Afro-Latin Roots of Jazz
Sat, Aug 06 – Tue, Aug 30
Afro-Latin Roots Concert: Martin Vejarano Colombian Porro Brass Band
Thu, Aug 25
Afro-Latin Roots Concert: Ahmed Alom - Ragtime to Danzon
Thu, Aug 25