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Friday, August 14, 2020

A Great Day in London (and outside of The Village Hotel)

Visit the Musicians Union site to see how a London photographer, Terence Donovan, recreated the famous scene in Harlem, using London musicians in Trafalgar Square back in 1962. Peter Vacher discusses the event with the survivors.

In 2010, The Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival also had a "Great Day" outside of the Village Hotel in North Tyneside. Organiser Mike Durham can be seen in the forefront trumpet in hand. Also in the picture is Cécile McLorin Salvant.
This was the 20th and last Whitley Bay Jazz Festival as such. It was reborn the following year as Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party and, apart from this year, has continued ever since.
Lance 
Here are: more photos. How fortunate it was that Art Kane was in town that day, maybe not in person but at least in spirit!

2 comments :

Patti said...

What a great day this was - we had musicians from all over the jazz world lining up to take part in the photo recreation. The UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway ...... Japan, Australia, the United States, and Chile. Several different pictures were taken, in order to fit everyone in!

Lance said...

Patti, I've just added a link to those other photos. What a beautiful memory. When the CJP restarts, you should do it every year.

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