dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
20 July 1968 & Shirley Horn @New Thing Jazz Workshop

20 July 1968 & Shirley Horn @New Thing Jazz Workshop

#OTD 20 July 1968 Jazz lovers were still buzzing about Shirley Horn's performance at the New Thing Jazz Workshop at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church (Bancroft Place & Connecticut Ave NW) on Tuesday 16 July. Horn, a pianist, and singer was the featured performer at the weekly concert. The New Thing Jazz Workshop was hosted by the New Thing Art and Architecture Center. The concerts, held at 8pm, cost $1.

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Shirley Horn, who was born here and lived here, usually performed with her trio. She was a frequent performer at Bohemian Caverns (2001 11th St NW) and the Showboat Lounge (2477 18th St NW).

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members and neighbors see Shirley Horn perform at the New Thing Jazz Workshop? Did you see her perform elsewhere c1968? Do you have photographs? Did you attend other concerts at the New Thing Jazz Workshop? Do you have posters from any of the concerts? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Library of Congress. Bernard Bruno, photographer. 1961. Retrieved from Wikipedia via fair use.
"Jazz Event Tonight," Evening Star 16 July 1968.
Maurice Jackson and Blair A. Ruble, eds. DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC 2018.

 

 

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