For the Benefit of Leroi Jones

N.p. N.p., 1963. Vintage flyer for a benefit concert for writer Leroi Jones on June 24, 1963 at The Living Theatre in New York.

The flyer mentions that both Jones and his wife, poet Hettie Jones, have been ill and unable to work, and the benefit is to raise money to cover their expenses until they get well. It also mentions Jones' seminal 1963 book on jazz and blues, "Blues People," as forthcoming—from which we date the flyer.

Performers and speakers at the event include Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, Cecil Taylor and Company, and Don Cherry and Brass Ensemble.

8.5 x 11 inches. Fine.

[Book #150130]