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Geller Jazz Residency brings Photographer Jimmy Katz to Clark Campus

Photography - Exhibit

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:00 PM-9:00 PM, 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

Traina Center for the Arts
Razzo Hall

Photographer Jimmy Katz will be in residency at Clark University from Tuesday, March 11 through Thursday, March 13 as part of the inaugural Geller Jazz events.

For the past twenty years, Katz's work for major recording companies (300 recording projects) and jazz magazines (100 covers) gave him unprecedented access to every significant artist in the New York area, where he developed his own personal style, a combination of formal aesthetic and improvisatory camera work. Unique to his style, he has worked with large and medium format film cameras in situations where generations of photographers have relied on smaller formats. The resulting portraits have a remarkable sharp detail and creamy palate while maintaining the spontaneous and intimate quality of working in smaller formats. Herman Leonard called him the best working jazz photographer today and the legendary record producer Michael Cuscuna writes, "His style is as identifiable as Armstrong's tone on trumpet or Coltrane's sound on tenor sax." His photography defines jazz in the modern era.

A selection of fifteen of Katz's jazz portraits will be on display in the Melville lobby on Wednesday, March 12 preceding the Geller Jazz concert in honor of Ron Carter, and for two weeks following the opening on the second floor of the Traina Center for the Arts.
This residency is made possible through the generous support of the Estate of Selma B. Geller

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders


Last Modified: March 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM


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