Illuminating a Musical Legacy: The Barney Kessel Project

New Jersey Jazz Society Ad




New Jersey Jazz Society Ad


Ad posted by the New Jersey Jazz Society


After Barney Kessel's stroke, the jazz community came together to support the legendary guitarist and his wife, Phyllis Kessel. Fans, friends, and colleagues raised money to assist with medical bills and demonstrated the impact Barney Kessel had in the world of jazz. LaBudde Special Collections includes emails, letters, and reports of benefit concerts from this time. In this ad, the New Jersey Jazz Society updates the community on Barney Kessel's condition and calls for donations to be sent to Phyllis Kessel.



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