dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
12 september 1968 & #waybackwednesday turning point quintet @new thing jazz workshop

12 september 1968 & #waybackwednesday turning point quintet @new thing jazz workshop

#OTD-ish 12 September 1968 #waybackwednesday The Turning Point Quintet was the featured band at the New Thing Art & Architecture Center’s weekly jazz concert—the New Thing Jazz Workshop— at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church (Bancroft Place & Connecticut Ave NW) on this day in 1970. The concerts had been held on Tuesdays since circa April 1967. The New Thing requested a $1 donation from concert attendees.

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember seeing the Turning Point Jazz Quintet? Did you attend the New Thing Jazz Workshop concerts? Were you a member of St. Margaret’s? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Sondra Hassan and Rusty Hassan. They worked at the New Thing Art & Architecture & Center in 1968. Lloyd McNeill created the poster c1970.

13 september 1968 & douglass jhs dancers and singers

13 september 1968 & douglass jhs dancers and singers

11 september 1968 & african high life store

11 september 1968 & african high life store