Institute of Audio Research opens new performance space: The “Jack Douglas Music Hall” dedicated to Grammy® award winning engineer and producer Jack Douglas.
New York, NY January 19, 2017: On January 5th, 2017, the world’s oldest audio engineering school payed tribute to Jack Douglas, an alumnus from the Institute’s 1969 graduating class, by opening the Jack Douglas Music Hall, located in New York’s Greenwich Village.
The event was littered with artists, performers and friends who had worked with the legendary producer over his incredible career. Guest speakers at the event included David Johansen (New York Dolls/Buster Poindexter), Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group), Dennis Dunaway (The Alice Cooper Band), Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) and engineer Jay Messina.
After graduating from the very first class at the Instituteof Audio Research, Jack Douglas began his musical career at the legendary Record Plant Studio. Jack assisted on sessions with Miles Davis, The James Gang, Mountain and many others. After being given the chance to engineer the Who’s “Who’s Next”, he went on to engineer John Lennon’s “Imagine”. He engineered records for artists such as Lou Reed, The New York Dolls as well as many multi-platinum productions for Aerosmith. In 1982, Jack Douglas won Grammy® for album of the year for John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy”.
The Jack Douglas Music Hall is located on the second floor of IAR’s campus at 64 University Place. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public can use the space to promote artists and hold live events ranging from concerts to theater readings to press conferences. The venue seats 50 plus people and hosts an 18 x 12 stage flanked with two 60-inch video screens.
To see a video of opening night, please click here: