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
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
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
The mission of The St. Petersburg Museum of
is to collect, preserve and communicate the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Petersburg and the
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
· 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
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
Sonny LaRosa & America's Youngest Jazz Band
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"America's Jazz Ambassadors"
Jazz Photography of Herb
"Jam Session" Community Partners