“The jazz-infused interior design of New York City’s most iconic music clubs is coming back to life. Musician and artist Jason Moran is recreating two long-demolished jazz venues, the Savoy ballroom and the Three Deuces, in a Brooklyn gallery.
Art Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center, Moran was sifting through old photographs of New York’s iconic jazz performers when he started to notice the walls and architectural elements that surrounded the music.
“These grand spaces were built for music, built for enjoyment,” Moran said in a short documentary about his sculptures. “Those places have a kind of lore and mythology to them. You descended into this basement to find the heavens.”“