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Photo Gallery: ‘Victory Is Assured’ event celebrating the late author Stanley Crouch

On Monday, February 13, the life and writing of the late author Stanley Crouch was celebrated in an evening of performances and readings. The event, entitled “Victory Is Assured” after the title of Crouch’s posthumous collection of previously unpublished writing, was held at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Wynton Marsalis, editor Glenn Mott and writer Jelani Cobb both spoke and read from Crouch’s work. In addition, there were performances from various ensembles, including: Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Cyrus Chestnut; Bill Charlap, Peter Washington and Kenny Washington; David Murray, Ray Anderson, Mark Dresser and Andrew Cyrille; as well as pianist Sean Mason and vocalist Tammy McCann.

WBGO’s Jonathan Chimene was in attendance and offers this gallery of photos from the event. View the slideshow of images, above.

Long time music lover and WBGO listener, Jonathan proudly joined the WBGO team in Mid 2018.  He is a former collegiate and tournament tennis player – with international experience both as a player and a coach. Jonathan is a published photographer, who enjoys checking out jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world, and is a life-long, die-hard New York Mets fan. Raised in Central NJ but  after a long stint in Chicago, he has resided in Brooklyn for the past two decades.