Order JazzSpace Detroit Book

JazzSpace Detroit book cover.JazzSpace Detroit book cover: Guitarist A. Spencer Barefield with (left to right)saxophonists Faruq Z Bey and Anothony Holland, percussionist Tani Tabbal and bassist Jaribu Shahid at the Belle Isle Conservatory on Detroit's Belle Isle, 1979. Handtinted photo by Barbara Weinberg Barefield Artist, photographer and music lover Barbara Weinberg Barefield has been photographing musicians—especially jazz—performing artists, Detroit history, and more since the early 1970s. 

In 1980, she was awarded a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts to create a book of her photographs and worked with author Herb Boyd to write the narrative. Now, after 40 years, she is re-releasing the book with a new introduction by Boyd. In 2021, she will release a sequel with 40-plus more years of photographs.

The original JazzSpace Detroit book had been out of print for decades and is a collector's item. Within its 64 pages, it is brimming with photos and information about Detroit's rich jazz history. 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, they will be printed in time for the upcoming holiday season. It will likely be a small run of 500-1000 books. The first 100 people to order the book will receive a personally signed and dated copy.

To order, please send an email to Barbara at [email protected] and she will send you a link in the next few weeks with the cost and for payment to reserve your copy.