Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Author: Roxane ORGILL
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2017
Review: In 1958 when Esquire magazine was producing an issue dedicated to jazz music, photographer Art Kane set out to gather 57 famous jazz musicians together in the heart of Harlem for a mid-morning photo shoot using borrowed cameras. Poems and prose told from unique perspectives introduce young readers to the various musicians who appear in the now-iconic cover, while vivid illustrations capture the setting and feel of the day. Supplements include brief biographies of all 57 musicians, extensive author's note, photo key identifying each musician in the fold-out reproduction of the original photo, and much more.