What was so special about 1959? Today, 1969 is all the rave because it has been 50 years since then. So many things happened that year, particularly the famous Apollo 11 moon landing. But ten years before, some significant things went down as well. With that in mind, the 1959 Project was conceived.
Helmed by Natalie Weiner, a sportswriter and history-of-jazz superfan, the premise is simple: every day, a snapshot of the world of jazz sixty years ago.
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