Each year the TD NJF teams up with the Niagara Artists Centre to celebrate visual art that connects to jazz in one way or another.  (See below for previous exhibits.)

This year the TD NJF and the NAC are proud to present visual artist:  Ken Young with his piece called ‘A Celebration of Jazz Legends’.

         

The artwork forms a 52’ continuous scroll, depicting in line ink and pencil the illustrated characterization of 65 legendary Jazz musicians. These form a biographical timeline of their progressive musical virtuosity. Establishing a pantheon of unsurpassed artistry that heralded the evolution of the most unique art form to originate in North America.

The images are an attempt to express the personality that exists between the music-maker and the music they create, an improvised extension of their inner-self.

The final project will be published as a book of continuous concertina pages with an accompanying narrative based on the original illustrations.

This is the initial showing of this original work and is subject to all the current 2017 regulatory laws of copyright.

“An illustrated homage to the musical art and artists of Jazz.  Jazz as I know it and enjoy as my favourite listening hobby.  It does not attempt to suggest an intimate knowledge of musical structure and composition. It takes the high road and sides with the view that if it sounds right it is right.” Ken Young

DATE:  Thursday, July 27th, 2017
EVENT: Jazz in the Gallery – Cocktail Reception and Exhibit
LOCATION:   NAC (Niagara Artists Centre)
ADDRESS:  354 St. Paul Street, St.Catharines
TIME:  7pm – 9pm
TICKET PRICE:  FREE (RSVP required)

RSVP to:  liaison@niagarajazzfestival.com

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2015 Exhibit:  Downbeat Downtown Jazz Photography by Dan Brown  

CLICK HERE for details

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2016 Exhibit:  Relaxing and Rehearsing:  Rare Photographs and film of Duke Ellington

CLICK HERE for details