Art Kane. Harlem 1958

February 7, 7 PM

Queens College is celebrating the new book “Art Kane. Harlem 1958,” which tells the full story of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century: Art Kane’s “A Great Day in Harlem.”

In August 1958, freelance photographer Art Kane had a bold idea: assemble as many of the great jazz musicians of the era as he could for a group photograph in Harlem. Published in Esquire magazine, the image has become world famous, and inspired tributes from artists around the world. Joining us for a discussion of Mr. Kane’s photograph and its impact are Benny Golson, who appears in the photo; Jonathan Kane, who wrote an introduction for the book; and our moderator; musician, educator, and bandleader Jerome Jennings.  An iconic Art Kane photograph of Louis Armstrong will also be presented and introduced by Queens College’s own Louis Armstrong House Museum.