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Jammin’

April 18 – June 15, 2014

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Arts Center Killingworth’s Spectrum Fine Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook, Connecticut opened with Jammin’, its inaugural show of fine art and crafts inspired by the world of jazz. The exhibit features the work of painter Michael Singletary and includes a select group of regional painters, photographers and fine artisans. Click here to read our Jammin’ press release.

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Photo Credit Wikipedia.

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A Great Day in Harlem
It was a Summer day in New York City, 1958. A young photographer paced nervously in front of a Harlem brownstone. He had spread word that he hoped to take a picture for a special edition of Esquire magazine commemorating the golden age of jazz. Yet it was ten in the morning, long before most jazz players were up, and a meager turnout was feared. To everyone’s surprise, scores of musicians assembled to create what is now a world-famous, “class photograph” of America’s jazz legends. Read more about a documentary on the famous photo.

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3/14/13 “Music is the ultimate spatial experience,” part of a conversation with Branford Marsalis, courtesy of Janelle Gelfand from cincinnati.com. Read and watch here.

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Jammin’ Featured Artist Michael Singletary’s paintings depict iconic jazz figures, including the First Lady of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy this video as she performs one of her signature tunes live in Europe in 1957.