The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz is Barbara Kukla’s sixth book about the people of Newark and its rich history. Her previous books include Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50, and America’s Music: Jazz in Newark. Kukla worked at The Star-Ledger for 38 years, most of that time as editor of the popular “Newark This Week” section.
Kukla’s latest work includes more than 300 capsule biographies of Newark jazz musicians and singers and more than 400 photographs.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
James Brown African American Room, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark
Copies of The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz will be available for purchase for $29.99 per copy.