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1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

November 2 - November 30

1959 The Year That Changed Jazz

1959 was a pivotal and transformative year for jazz, beginning with the now-infamous Esquire Magazine article entitled “The Golden Age of Jazz,” giving us the iconic photo and documentary film, A Great Day in Harlem. This bold proclamation would become a self-fulfilling prophecy that year, with America on the cusp of great social change and political upheaval, and musicians starting to break away from bebop, exploring new, experimental forms that represented an awakening in jazz.

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Start:
November 2
End:
November 30
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SFJAZZ
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(866) 920-5299
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SFJAZZ
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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