Tributes: Jean Bach

Friday, May 31, 2013

Jean Bach's lifelong love of jazz, and fascination with a black-and-white photograph of a group of 57 musical titans gathered on the stoop of 17 East 126th Street, would lead to her making a documentary about that moment, called "A Great Day in Harlem."  It would be nominated for an Academy Award in 1994.  The always fashionable former radio producer was such a fixture in the New York jazz world that reputedly Frank Sinatra would always ask upon coming to town, "What's happening down at Jean's?"  She died just recently at the age of 94.  And you can hear Leonard's interview with her from 1995 about the making of "A Great Day in Harlem."

Jean Bach on the Leonard Lopate Show


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