Partner Organizations


The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region has partnered with Meridian International Center to bring this photographic exhibition to the Tampa Bay Region – the only time the show will appear in Florida!  

The St. Petersburg Museum of History will provide the exhibit venue, and in partnership with the International Council, will host the exhibit from October 12 – November 21 this year.  

To highlight the exhibit, the International Council and SPMOH will organize jazz heritage lectures, host “jam sessions” with working musicians, and feature the “next generation” of jazz musicians from Tampa Bay colleges and high school music programs. 

The lead exhibit organizations will collaborate and partner with a variety of city and community interests and organizations. After exhibit expenses, net proceeds will go towards sustaining the International Council, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, and the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association. All three are non-profit organizations, and contributions in support of this exhibit are tax-deductible. 





The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, Inc.  is the US Department of State official “council for international visitors” designated to program current and emerging global leaders under the Department’s “International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)” in the Tampa Bay Region. Since its founding 10 years ago, the ICTBR has programmed nearly 2,000 international visitors from more than 130 countries. In 2009, the International Council programmed 289 visitors from 93 countries in Tampa Bay’s seven counties.




The mission of The St. Petersburg Museum of History  is to collect, preserve and communicate the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula.


The mission of the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of jazz.


·       Promotes the understanding of jazz, its origins and evolution

·       Presents live jazz performances

·       Works with youths who are interested in learning to explore and perform jazz

·       Informs the public about jazz clinics, festivals, performances, events and club scenes

·       Provides scholarships to students who plan to further their jazz studies


Meridian International Center,  founded in 1960, is a leading non-partisan, not-for-profit Washington, DC organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding. Meridian builds sustainable global partnerships through leadership exchanges, international collaboration and cultural diplomacy.

"Jam Session" Alliance

Tampa Bay is known for its vibrant cultural community and the contribution of culture and the arts to the area's economic development. The International Council wishes to acknowledge those organizations who contributed to making the exhibit and events a success.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum


The Palladium 


Sonny LaRosa & America's Youngest Jazz Band

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"America's Jazz Ambassadors"

Jazz Photography of Herb Snitzer

Events Calendar

Ticket Info


"Jam Session" Community Partners


Media Kit

Media Releases



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