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[George Wein (pianist) at La Grande Parade du Jazz] [black-and-white photoprint], 1984

Donor:
Myers, Stephanie
Subject:
Wein, George
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Jazz
Musicians
Pianists
Local number:
AC0887-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Cite as:
Photograph by Stephanie Myers, 1984. From Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
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Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Dizzy Gillespie [ca. 1984-1990 : black-and-white photoprint]

Donor:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Subject:
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item, 8-7/8" 13-1/4" image on 11" x 14" paper
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2008
ca 1984-1990
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Trumpet
Jazz musicians
Local number:
AC1219-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Gillespie playing trumpet
Cite as:
Dizzy Gillespie, ca. 1984-1990, by Pat and Chuck Bress. Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Benny Carter and Ray Brown, Jazz at the Philharmonic tour, Rome, 1961 [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Carter, Benny 1907-2003
Subject:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1961
Topic:
Jazz musicians
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0757-0000013.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
1961. Both wear hats and overcoats. Deckle-edged print
Cite as:
Benny Carter Collection, 1928 - 2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Benny Carter Collection, 1928 - 2000
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Jazz

Artist:
William Sharp, 1900 - 1961
Sitter:
William Henry Smith, Nov 1897 - Apr 1973
Al Block, born 1926
Ed Kane, born 1920
Harold Shachner, born 1920
Francis Joseph Spanier, 1906 - 1967
Medium:
Color lithograph
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1960
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Music\Musical instrument\Trombone
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
Music\Musical instrument\Drum
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Bowler
Music\Musical instrument\Bass
Music\Musical instrument\Flute
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet
William Henry Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
William Henry Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
William Henry Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Al Block: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
Ed Kane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Ed Kane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Flutist
Harold Shachner: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bass
Francis Joseph Spanier: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ruth Sharp
Object number:
NPG.90.53
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National Portrait Gallery
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Paul Whiteman

Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964
Sitter:
Paul Whiteman, 1891 - 1967
Medium:
Ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.126
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Jazz

Artist:
Joseph Holston, born Washington, DC 1944
Medium:
screenprint
Dimensions:
image: 27 7/8 x 20 in. (70.8 x 50.8 cm) sheet: 35 3/4 x 25 1/8 in. (90.8 x 63.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1990
Topic:
Figure male
Ethnic\African-American
Performing arts\music\jazz
Object\musical instrument\saxophone
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2014.9.7
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1990, Joseph Holston
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Sidney Bechet

Artist:
Chargesheimer, 1924 - 1972
Sitter:
Sidney Bechet, 14 May 1897 - 14 May 1959
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1955
Topic:
Sidney Bechet: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Sidney Bechet: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
Sidney Bechet: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Sidney Bechet: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.90.91
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Fats Waller

Artist:
Alfred Bendiner, 23 Jun 1899 - 19 Mar 1964
Sitter:
Fats Waller, 1904 - 1943
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1941
Topic:
None
Fats Waller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Fats Waller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Fats Waller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Fats Waller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Fats Waller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.37
Rights:
© Alfred and Elizabeth Bendiner Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Dizzy Gillespie

Artist:
Avi Farin, born 22 Jun 1943
Sitter:
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993
Medium:
Color photolithographic halftone poster
Type:
Print
Date:
1979
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Poster
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Rennert
Object number:
NPG.2007.167
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Dizzy Gillespie

Artist:
Stephen Longstreet, 18 Apr 1907 - 20 Feb 2002
Sitter:
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993
Medium:
Ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1978
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Stephen Longstreet
Object number:
NPG.87.279
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Miles Davis

Artist:
Tom Palumbo, 1921 - Oct 2008
Sitter:
Miles Dewey Davis, 25 May 1926 - 28 Sep 1991
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1955 (printed 2009)
Topic:
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Patricia Bosworth
Object number:
NPG.2010.25
Rights:
Copyright © 2005 Tom Palumbo
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Charles Mingus

Artist:
Antonio Rudolfo Frasconi, 28 Apr 1919 - 8 Jan 2013
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Charles Mingus, 22 Apr 1922 - 5 Jan 1979
Medium:
Woodcut on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1973
Topic:
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.119
Rights:
© Antonio Frasconi, courtesy VAGA, New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Duke Ellington

Artist:
Antonio Rudolfo Frasconi, 28 Apr 1919 - 8 Jan 2013
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Woodcut on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1976
Topic:
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.117
Rights:
Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc. ©Antonio Frasconi
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Max Roach

Artist:
Philippe Lévy-Stab, born 1967
Sitter:
Max Roach, 10 Jan 1924 - 16 Aug 2007
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
1995
Topic:
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Professor
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Drummer
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Philippe Levy-Stab
Object number:
NPG.2004.131
Rights:
© 2005 Philippe Levy-Stab
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Keith Jarrett

Artist:
Abe Frajndlich, born 1946
Sitter:
Keith Jarrett, born 1945
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Monroe\Delaware Water Gap
Date:
1987 (printed 2000)
Topic:
Interior
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Keith Jarrett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Keith Jarrett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Paulette and Kurt Olden in memory of Lily E. Kay
Object number:
NPG.2000.82
Rights:
© Abe Frajndlich 1987/2000
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Cab Calloway

Artist:
Walt Disney Studios, founded 1922
Animator:
Robert Stokes
Sitter:
Cab Calloway, 25 Dec 1907 - 18 Nov 1994
Medium:
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Hollywood
Date:
c. 1938
Topic:
Cab Calloway: Literature\Writer
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam and Stuart Reisbord
Object number:
NPG.93.307
Rights:
© Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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Ornette Coleman

Artist:
Frederick J. Brown, 1945 - 2012
Sitter:
Ornette Coleman, born 19 Mar 1930
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on linen
Type:
Painting
Date:
1992
Topic:
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joel and Sherry Mallin and Sebastienne and Bentley Brown
Object number:
NPG.2006.112
Rights:
© 1992, Frederick J. Brown
Exhibition Label:
Born Fort Worth, Texas
For both his musical virtuosity on alto saxophone and his compositions, Ornette Coleman is one of the major forces in American music in the late twentieth century. Like painter Jackson Pollock and writer Walt Whitman, who rejected traditional forms as too constrictive for human expression, Coleman broke with existing jazz diction, creating a raw sound that seemed to deliberately avoid the musical scale in favor of "playing in the cracks." In 1959, Coleman's quartet produced The Shape of Jazz to Come, a musical manifesto that was the aural equivalent of Pollock's abstract expressionism. Coleman disavowed the idea that "free jazz," as his music was called, was pure improvisation, maintaining that careful planning went into each composition. In the 1970s Coleman moved into jazz funk, using electrified instruments. He is still a prolific musician, and his album Sound Grammar won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2007.
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Betty Carter

Artist:
Anthony Barboza, born 1944
Sitter:
Betty Carter, 16 May 1930 - 29 Sep 1998
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1976
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Necklace
Betty Carter: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.125
Rights:
© Anthony Barboza
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Sarah Vaughan

Artist:
Josef Breitenbach, 1896 - 1984
Sitter:
Sarah Vaughan, 27 Mar 1924 - 3 Apr 1990
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1950
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Earring
Indeterminable
Sarah Vaughan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Sarah Vaughan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Sarah Vaughan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.99.160
Rights:
© The Josef and Yaye Breitenbach Charitable Foundation
Exhibition Label:
Known popularly as "the divine Sarah" and "Sassy," Sarah Vaughan was regarded as one of the premier female vocalists of her day. She was drawn to music from an early age, and as a youth she studied piano and sang in her church choir. When Vaughan was eighteen, she entered an amateur contest at Harlem's Apollo Theater on a dare and won first prize. This success led to frequent invitations to perform alongside the leading figures in contemporary jazz, including Earl "Fatha" Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billy Eckstein. Adept at bebop improvisation, Vaughan possessed a wonderfully versatile voice that complemented a larger jazz ensemble. By 1950-the year in which Josef Breitenbach created this portrait-she was selling upwards of three million records annually. During this period, a poll in Down Beat magazine named her the top female singer for six consecutive years.
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Fatha Hines

Artist:
Ronny Jaques, born 1910
Sitter:
Earl Kenneth Hines, 1905 - 1983
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1942
Topic:
Interior
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Earl Kenneth Hines: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Earl Kenneth Hines: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2002.102
Rights:
© Ronny Jacques
Exhibition Label:
Earl Hines was given the nickname "Fatha" by a Chicago disc jockey in part because of his genial, fatherly personality, but also in tribute to Hines as the progenitor of modern jazz piano. Playing hornlike lines with one hand and chords with the other, Hines elevated the role of the piano as a solo instrument and, in the process, became the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. A church organist as a child, he resettled in 1924 in Chicago, where his playing partners included trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Shortly thereafter, he formed his own big band, which performed regularly at the Grand Terrace Ballroom and toured throughout North America and later Europe and Russia. During the 1940s, when bebop was transforming jazz with its fast tempos and improvisation, Hines's band continued to grow, nurturing new talent that included trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie Parker.
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