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About JazzManDan Kassell

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Daniel reviews significant jazz books, DVD's, Movies, plays on Broadway and collects Jazz Memorabilia. Daniel Kassell is member of the: Jazz Journalists Association, The Duke Ellington Society, The Institute of Jazz Studies-Rutgers Roundtable and the New Jersey Jazz Society since 1972. As Director of Authentic Marketing, Daniel promoted the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band's documentary film “The Last of the First” shown at the 2004 Tribeca Film Fest; Initiated the 100th birthday Celebration for guitarist Lawrence “Larry” Lucie at Local 802 supported by the Jazz Foundation of America. Hosted Fats Wallers' long time rhythm guitarist Al Casey at Chez Suzette and Shutters Cafe; Publicized the opening of Minton's Playhouse and acted as MC opening night; Renewed Copeland's Uptown Restaurant and Creole's Supper Club jazz policy in the Barrio; Initiated Marketing for the Harlem Jazz and Gospel Getaway-a B&B; Consulted with Rebecca Weller to present 6 Midsummer Night Swing evenings 1992-96; and can be found at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem or out and about around town shooting “Watch Jazz Happen” archival digital video footage as an Independent Jazz Documentary Producer. Google “Daniel Kassell Jazz” for an update.
Listen to often: Anything played by Algiers musicians across the Mississippi from New Orleans before 1917, that includes
All Folkways releases.
Commodore Records featuring Eddie Condon and his Chicago friends
Duke Ellington at the piano with Louis Armstrong playing "Azalea"
Woody Allen DVD's: Sweet and Lowdown, Midnight in Paris
Wild Billl Davison's 'S Wonderful on Jazology

JazzManDan Kassell joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 11, 2014