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Keywords: jazz loft (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)
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TR-50380-12

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10013-1220)
Sara Fishko (Project Director: January 2012 to present)
Gene Smith and The Jazz Loft

Production of a 90-minute documentary about photographer W. Eugene (Gene) Smith and the history of jazz in New York during the 1950s.

WNYC, New York Public Radio, respectfully requests a grant of $800,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the production of the 90-minute documentary "Gene Smith and The Jazz Loft." The film will tell the story of how one artist obsessively captured the spirit of his new home and workplace at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City in photos and audio. In doing so, it will provide audiences nationwide with a deeper understanding of key humanities themes; specifically, mid-century American cultural history and the people and processes behind one of this country's greatest musical forms: jazz.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$704,000 (approved)
$704,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015


TR-50008-08

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10013-1220)
Sara Fishko (Project Director: January 2008 to September 2010)
WNYC Radio's The Jazz Loft Project

Production of two one-hour radio programs, 10 shorter modules (8 to 14 minutes each) and digital components on the history and culture of jazz in New York during the 1950s and 1960s.

WNYC Radio requests a $100,000 production grant (outright funds) from the NEH for the broadcast portion of The Jazz Loft Radio Project, a documentary radio series that will feature a collection of audio recordings taken by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith during the years 1957-1965 in the "Jazz Loft," an after-hours meeting place for many of the day's best jazz musicians. Sara Fishko, WNYC producer and host, will work with Sam Stephenson, The Jazz Loft Project founder, and a panel of scholarly and professional advisors to produce 10 programs of 8 to 14 minutes in length featuring material from audio archive, interviews, narration, and sound design. The series is designed to introduce Smith's collection to the general public and investigate a range of broad-based humanities themes, including jazz and musicology, urban politics, civil rights, and cultural development, among others, through the lens of jazz music.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2009