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.

Diane Szczepaniak
Mirjam Seeger

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Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries or as backlit wall art.…

Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries or as backlit wall art.…

Tom Herbert

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes.…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy that keeps the…

Matina Marki Tillman

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university…

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry has been a constant…

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry has been a constant source of inspiration…

Kathy Loev Putnam

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical forms and competing…

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