Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club Comes to the JHC

by E. "Doc" Smith on March 16, 2012

The Jazz Heritage Center (JHC) will host the first exhibit selected from the book Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club (Indiana University Press) by photographer and writer Kathy Sloane. The exhibit will launch with an opening reception on March 17 from 4-6 PM in JHC’s Koret Heritage Lobby, 1330 Fillmore Street in the Yoshi’s building. The exhibit will run through April 29. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the opening reception on March 17.

The photographs document the eleven-year run of San Francisco’s historically significant jazz spot, which ran from 1972 to 1983. At a time when jazz venues were closing under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, Keystone Korner was one of the few clubs nationally that survived and brought some of the greatest jazz musicians of all times to San Francisco. City Lights Books launched this book in the Fall of 2011, to a crowd of more than 250 people, and New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center hosted an overflowing audience at a symposium on the book in January. It is only fitting that the home city of San Francisco’s Keystone Korner be the first to showcase Sloane’s photographs

On March 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Ms. Sloane and noted photographer and UC Santa Cruz professor Lewis Watts, author of Harlem of the West, will present a slideshow lecture and discussion on the long and illustrious history of jazz in the Bay Area in JHC’s Media & Education Theater, also at 1330 Fillmore St.

WHAT: Exhibit Opening and book signing reception for Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club
WHO: Featuring the work of photographer and writer Kathy Sloane
WHEN: March 17, 4 – 6 PM (exhibit runs to April 29, 2012)
WHERE: Jazz Heritage Center Koret Heritage Lobby, 1330 Fillmore Street in
San Francisco (in the Yoshi’s building @Eddy Street)
MORE: March 31 at 2 PM – Discussion and slideshow with Kathy Sloane and
Photographer, author and educator Lewis Watts (Harlem of the West)
in JHC’s Media & Education Theater, also 1330 Fillmore Street
INFO: Contact Christine Harris at christine@jazzheritagecenter.org or (415) 519-5153

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