Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions, a new project by photographer ourdes Delgado, will be on exhibit at The Jazz Gallery from Wednesday, May 25 through Sunday, July 3, 2005. The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street in New York City. The gallery is open during concerts and by appointment. For more information, contact The Jazz Gallery at (212) 242-1063, http://www.jazzgallery.org.
Jazz In New York: A Community of Visions is an exhibition of home environmental portraits of jazz musicians and others in the industry. It explores jazz from a social and cultural viewpoint rather than a musical one. The black and white photographs show the subjects in their personal home space. Delgado takes only one photo per session using a large format camera that captures a richness of detail. She seeks the spontaneity, honesty, and immediacy not often found in posed portraits, especially when working with long exposure times.
Lourdes Delgado started Jazz In New York five years ago. The project features over 300 portraits of the men and women, the masters and young artists, and the mainstream and experimental musicians that make up New York¹s diverse jazz community. For a short video, visithttp://photographychannel.tv and click on Jazz In New York: A Community of Visions.
Jazz in New York is the first of a series of community shows in the area. This show at The Jazz Gallery will include 60 portraits, from Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Candido Camero, Christian McBride, Butch Morris, Regina Carter, Claudia Acuña, Jeff Ballard, Gregoire Maret to Leroy Jenkins, Jeremy Pelt (pictured above) and more. This project will also be exhibited at the Brooklyn Music School (June 9 11) and jazz radio station WBGO (August 1 September 26) in New Jersey. Each exhibit will have a different selection of photos. In 2006, the project will travel to Three Rivers Community College (CT), Sinclair Community College (OH) and Amarillo College (TX).
The Jazz Gallery is a not-for-profit jazz cultural center providing performance and exhibition space for work in the arts‹visual, literary, and music‹that takes jazz as its central influence. It presents an expanded understanding of jazz as a cultural tradition that extends far beyond its musical form.