Upper East Harlem Block To Be Co-Named After Iconic Art Kane Photograph ‘Harlem 1958’

The street co-naming ceremony will take place on August 12, 2021 in association with Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile

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Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile have announced the August 12, 2021 celebration surrounding the commemorative street co-naming of East 126th street between 5th and Madison Avenues as ‘Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place.’ August 12th marks the 63rd anniversary of the gathering of 57 jazz luminaries in East Harlem for the shooting of the famed Art Kane photograph “Harlem 1958.” Known alternatively as “A Great Day In Harlem,” the iconic photograph has become one of the most celebrated images in American history, capturing the vitality of jazz in the late 1950s. Dedicated to the preservation and furtherance of the jazz artform and the greater East Harlem community.

Prepared remarks by saxophonists Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins, the last remaining living subjects of the photograph will also be shared.

We are proud that Benny Golson has recorded six albums with Arkadia Records. Benny Golson: That’s Funky with Monty Alexander and Nat Adderley was released to streaming portals in February and Benny Golson: Up Jumped Benny is scheduled for release on August 27, 2021.

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