Monthly Archives: October 2011

NYU Steinhardt/Blue Note Jazz Series: Todd Barkan in Conversation with Dave Schroeder

Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz ClubFrom the Barnes & Noble event page:

“Author Discussion
For over 40 years, Todd Barkan has distinguished himself as one of the world’s outstanding jazz concert and record producers. He joins our host Dave Schroeder as part of our ongoing Jazz Series.”

This event takes place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 4pm.

Barnes & Noble
86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
Tel: 212-369-2180

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“Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club”

We are pleased to announce the release of a new book, by Kathy Sloane, about Keystone Korner; the jazz club of which Todd Barkan was owner and Artistic Director.

Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz ClubDuring the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco’s Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. Tucked next to a police station in the city’s North Beach area, the Keystone became known as one of the most important jazz spots in the United States. It was so beloved by musicians that superstars McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones played a benefit concert just so the club could buy a liquor license. In this book, more than 100 black and white photographs, a collage of oral histories, and a marvelous CD of recordings from the club chronicle the Keystone experience.

The book is available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all good bookstores.

The official Book Launch took place on October 19th, 2011 at the City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA. Todd Barkan was, of course, in attendance!

 

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