Graduation Date

Winter 12-18-2020

Grading Professor

Steve Daly

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


New York's jazz scene is in shambles. COVID has disrupted virtually all in-person musical performances. Musicians are left with no definite time frame as to when they will be allowed to enter a club again, and club owners are doing all they can to keep the music alive.

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Artistic Director of The Jazz Gallery, Rio Sakairi. Photographed by Simone Eccleston.

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Latvian jazz vocalist, Arta Jēkabsone. Photographed by Lauris Viksne.

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Co-owner of Bill’s Place, Theda Palmer Saxton. Photo Courtesy of Theda Palmer Saxton.

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Bill Saxton, accomplished bebop saxophonist at the Harlem jazz club. Photo Courtesy of Theda Palmer Saxton.

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Venezuelan producer and trumpeter, Linda Briceño. Photo Courtesy of Yelitza González.

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Jēkabsone performing for Lockdown Sessions at the Jazz Gallery, July 26 2020.

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The Jazz Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. Photo Courtesy of Rio Sakairi.



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