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Savory Collection

The Savory Collection

Over 100 hours of live radio broadcasts made between 1935 and 1941 and never heard since their initial airing. It’s Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins and more, swinging live in their prime and in higher-fidelity than ever thought possible. 

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Eddie Davis

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

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.

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Video Archives

Our library of videos from interviews and concerts, old and new, is constantly updated.

Roots and Routes of Jazz Jazz Is… Harlem Speaks Oral History
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