Savoring Jazz at Savery Gallery

Billie Holiday performing live at the Downbeat club February 1948 in New York City, part of the Metronome Magazine Jazz Archives and courtesy of Limited Runs.

Billie Holiday performing live at the Downbeat club February 1948 in New York City, part of the Metronome Magazine Jazz Archives and courtesy of Limited Runs.

Imagine you’re at an intimate party, surrounded by some of jazz’s greatest icons – Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway. Everyone is impeccably dressed, in the way that only men and women of the 1930s to 1950s can be. But as you slowly take in the crowd, ticking off the names of famous guests, you catch them in off-guard moments. A kiss. A smile. A pensive thought. And suddenly, the barrier of history and celebrity is broken, and their everyday humanity shines through, making it clear why their music has had such universal and timely appeal.

There’s just such a party going on this weekend at Savery Gallery, 319 N. 11th Street, Saturday, July 25, 11 am – 6 pm, thanks to an exhibition of the Metronome Jazz Photo Collection, presented by Limited Runs. The photography series comes from the archives of Metronome Magazine, whose coverage from the swing era to the 1960s focused primarily on jazz. The exhibition will be touring the US, but if you miss the stop in Philly, you can still purchase the works online.

Brian David Dennis

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Blythe Hoyle
Jeannie Moberly

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding…

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world.…

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world.…

Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color,…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in…

G Pack

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful…

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful palettes and close attention to detail. For purchases, commissions, or inquiries,…

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful palettes and close attention to detail. For purchases, commissions, or inquiries, please contact…

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