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Jazz BubbleNeoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture$
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Dale Chapman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279377

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279377.001.0001

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Jazz and the Right to the City

Jazz and the Right to the City

Jazz Venues and the Legacy of Urban Redevelopment in California

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(p.157) Chapter 5 Jazz and the Right to the City
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Jazz Bubble
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Dale Chapman

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520279377.003.0006

Chapter 5 takes up the case of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) and its tumultuous relationship with San Francisco’s jazz community. In the late 1950s, under the pretext of urban renewal, the SFRA embarked upon a destructive three-decade initiative in the city’s Fillmore district that displaced tens of thousands of local residents, decimated the area’s small businesses, and dismantled the neighborhood’s cultural ecology. Proceeding from an analysis of California’s community redevelopment agencies, chapter 5 profiles the musical life of the Fillmore in the postwar era and chronicles the experience of those affected by urban redevelopment, including such figures as John “Jimbo” Edwards, owner of Jimbo’s Bop City, and Leola King, proprietor of numerous venues in the Fillmore.

Keywords:   urban renewal, Fillmore district, Jimbo’s Bop City, Leola King, jazz venues, community redevelopment agencies, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency

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