Join us June 19 as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival with a panel discussion on “Jazz in the USA" at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.
Journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate the discussion with George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist, and NEA Jazz Master; and jazz musicians Jon Batiste and Christian McBride. Film clips of the 1960 festival (from the holdings of the National Archives) will complement the discussion.
“Jazz at the National Archives" is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.
Image: “Newport, R.I. During a performance at the Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong (right) shares a bit of comedy with trombonist Trummy Young. In the background, concentrating on the drums, is Barrett Deems,” 1956, from the Records of the US Information Agency