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Memories Wanted: Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop

Jazz fans who dwelled in Boston during the 1960s and 1970s probably remember at least a few outstanding performances at Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop. The two clubs hosted performances by jazz musicians including Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as standouts from other fields like Bruce Springsteen and Richard Pryor, all under the stewardship of Fred Taylor.

Now, you can help celebrate the legacy of the two clubs by contributing your recollections, photos, or other material to an exhibit called “Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop: 15 Years of Music History in Boston (1963-1978).”

The exhibit, which will be shown at the Boston Public Library, will feature archival materials like posters and programs, videotaped reminiscences by performers, clubgoers and staff, and anything else the exhibit’s organizers can lay their hands on. The exhibit will open in 2003, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the clubs’ closing, but anyone with something to say or donate is encouraged to contact Dawn Singh at (617) 522-8633 as soon as possible.

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