All that Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends” Exhibition Creates Walls of Fame at Miramar Cultural Ctr
October 2nd 2012
MIRAMAR – The greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century have been immortalized by their music and now the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark presents timeless iconic images that capture each artist’s unique essence in the exhibit All that Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends in the Ansin Family Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center through May 2013.
Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Quincy Jones and others are featured in the exhibit which includes work by William Gottlieb and Herman Leonard, two of the genre’s best known photographers.
While Gottlieb’s classic jazz photography spans the 1940s and 1950s, his work is timeless and is still being reproduced today. In 1994, the United States Postal Service selected Gottlieb’s portraits of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Mildred Bailey and Jimmy Rushing for a series of commemorative postage stamps. His work can also be found in the Library of Congress and has appeared in newspapers, television documentaries, magazines, museums and on more than 250 CD covers.
Called “the greatest jazz photographer in the history of the genre” by President Bill Clinton, Leonard’s photographs are a unique record of the jazz scene of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with 155 original prints on display in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. He received an Honorary Master’s of Science in Photography from The Brooks Institute of Photography and was awarded the coveted Lucie Award for Portraiture, the Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography from the Jazz Photographer’s Association, the Excellence in Photography Award from the Jazz Journalists Association and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Downbeat Magazine.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.MiramarCulturalCenter.org or call (954) 602-4500. The gallery is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway, in Miramar. Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/MiramarCulturalCenter and on Twitter @MiramarCultural.
William P. Gottlieb
Portrait of Billy Holiday, Downbeat, New York, New York, c. February 1947
Digital print from high resolution scan of 4” x 5” original black and white negative
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, William P. Gottlieb Collection
The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark is a collaborative effort of many who share a fundamental commitment to the arts as essential to building a strong and vibrant community. The project is funded in part by Broward County through the Broward County Board of Commissioners with proceeds from 2000 Safe Parks & Land Preservation Bond. The Center also acknowledges the support of the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.