Media Kit

 

 

 Press Contact:

Gary Springer, The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region (727-709-3354)

All articles must include the following citation:

 

Organized and circulated by Meridian International Center, Washington, DC

 

Presented by The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region

in

collaboration with

the St. Petersburg Museum of History

and

the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

 

 


"Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World" Exhibit Photographs

Meridian International Center has selected 17 photographs from the exhibition for use by the media. A complete descriptive list and required captions and credits follow the sample photographs below.

 Dizzy Gillespie with Yugoslav musician and composer Nikica Kalogjera and fans.

6. Louis Armstrong meets Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the Northern Nigerian Region.  

17. Duke Ellington and Paul Gonsalves ‘take five’ for local recreation.

 

Jam Session

America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World

 

Captions and Citations for Press

 

All articles must include the following citation:

 

Organized and circulated by Meridian International Center, Washington, DC

 

Presented by The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region

in

collaboration with

the St. Petersburg Museum of History

and

the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

 

The following exhibit photographs are available in *.tif format:

 

1. Dizzy Gillespie with Yugoslav musician and composer Nikica Kalogjera and fans.

Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1956

Courtesy of the Marshall Stearns Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.

 

2. Benny Goodman plays the hne (oboe) with a Burmese musician.

Rangoon, Burma, 1957

Courtesy of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Benny Goodman Papers, Yale University.

 

3. Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond (center) encounter Indian musicians.

Bombay, India, 1958

Courtesy of the Brubeck Collection, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Copyright Dave Brubeck.

 

4. Dave Brubeck receives a bouquet upon arrival at the airport.

Baghdad, Iraq, 1958

Courtesy of the Brubeck Collection, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Copyright Dave Brubeck.

 

5. Woody Herman deplanes in South America.

Santiago, Chile, 1958

Courtesy of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.

 

6. Louis Armstrong meets Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the Northern Nigerian Region.

Kaduna, Nigeria, 1960

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

 

7. Louis Armstrong entertains children at the Tahhseen Al-Sahha Medical Center.

Cairo, Egypt, 1961

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

 

8. Benny Goodman performs for a young audience in Red Square.

Moscow, Soviet Union, 1962

Courtesy of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Benny Goodman Papers, Yale University.

 

9. The Bharatiya Kala Kendra Orchestra performs for ‘The Duke.’  

New Delhi, India, 1963   

Courtesy of the Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

 

10. Randy Weston autographs record jackets at the Lycée Leon Mba for students who correctly answered questions about the history of jazz.

Libreville, Gabon, 1967

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

 

11. Count Basie at the final rehearsal of the popular Burmese song, Emerald Dusk.

Rangoon, Burma, 1971

L to R: Win Oo, famous singer and film star; Sandaya Hla Htut, composer and pianist; Basie; unidentified man; U Than Myint, Deputy Director, Burma Broadcasting Service.

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

 

12. Sarah Vaughan at the Newport-Belgrade Jazz Festival.

Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1973

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

 

13. The Charlie Byrd Trio jams with the Lito Molina Jazz Group at the U.S. Embassy ballroom.

Manila, Philippines, 1975

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

 

14. Benny Carter and his band travel for the State Department at the time of the U.S. Bicentennial.

Ankara, Turkey, 1975

L to R: Gildo Mahones (pianist); Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (trumpet); Professor Morroe Berger (lecturer); Benny Carter; Margaret Carter; Millicent Browne (vocalist); Earl Palmer (drums); John B. Williams (bass); Erol Pekcan (Turkish musician and producer).

Courtesy of the Benny Carter Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

 

15. Clark Terry and his Jolly Giants perform at the Pakistan American Cultural Center.

Karachi, Pakistan, 1978

L to R: Hilton Ruiz (piano; not visible); Clark Terry (trumpet); Victor Sproles (bass); Ed Soph (drums); Chris Woods (saxophone).

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

 

16. The Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Gerry Mulligan in concert at the Palace of Culture.

Warsaw, Poland, 1970

L to R: Gerry Mulligan (saxophone); Dave Brubeck (piano); Jack Six (bass); Alan Dawson (drums; not visible).

Courtesy of the Brubeck Collection, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Copyright Dave Brubeck.

 

17. Duke Ellington and Paul Gonsalves ‘take five’ for local recreation.

Ctesiphon, Iraq, 1963

Courtesy of the Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

* Collections (above) holding rights to these photographs must be cited in captions.

 


Official "Jam Session" Website

Meridian International Center maintains the official website for the "Jam Session" exhibit, which can be found at:

www.meridian.org/jazzambassadors

Don't forget to turn on your computer speakers!


"Brand Image" For The International Council Exhibit

The "brand image" for the show in St. Petersburg is a photograph taken by Bob Moreland, and is used courtesy of the St. Petersburg Times.

Jazz Ambassador Louis Armstrong plays the Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg, Florida circa 1957; photograph by Bob Moreland, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Times.

The caption & credit should read as follows:

"Jazz Ambassador" Louis Armstrong on stage at the Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg, Florida, circa 1957. Photograph by Bob Moreland, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Times.


"The Jazz Photography

of

Herb Snitzer"

Information on "The Jazz Photography of Herb Snitzer" can be found at www.herbsnitzer.com.




PAST "JAM SESSION" EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

 

 October 13 Opening Reception:

An Evening Honoring Legendary Jazz Artists! ( Buy Tickets!)

Wednesday, October 13, 6 pm at the St. Petersburg Museum of History 

  • Randy Weston, one of the original “Jazz Ambassadors is a globally-renowned jazz pianist, composer and leader of a 1960s tour in Africa. He will be honored, speak about his State Department tours, and perform a program of his music. 
  • Buster Cooper, another original “Jazz Ambassador”, was a trombonist in the Duke Ellington Orchestra during the 1963 State Department tour. Cooper is a native of St. Petersburg and will be honored at our opening event. 
  • Herb Snitzer, world-renowned photo-journalist, has photographed all of the Jazz Ambassadors and created indelible images of them in rehearsal, on stage, and in their private lives. Snitzer, who currently resides in St. Pete, will also be honored at the opening event, and some of his enduring images of jazz greats will be on display as part of the exhibit. 

Don't Miss This Once In A Lifetime Opportunity to See These Artists Together!


 The “Jam Session” Continues on Tuesday, October 19 @ 7pm!

“New Gen” College Jazz Series!

Featuring

The University of South Florida Jazz Combo

 

The University of South Florida Jazz Combo is a group of seven Graduate and Undergraduate students. The group works together twice a week work shopping original compositions and arrangements. They will be playing 2 sets of jazz standards, arrangements & original compositions.

Featured Musicians:

Luis Colon - Alto Sax
Joe Longardner - Tenor Sax
Bradley Samore - Trumpet
Masayoshi Ishikawa - Piano
Michael Hobson - Guitar
Jon Shea - Bass
Mark Feinman – Drums  

 


October 26, 2010 7 p.m.

“Next Gen” High School Jazz Series!

Featuring

The Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) Jazz Ensemble

 

Directed by David Pate, the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) Jazz Ensemble, comprised of music students who attend this outstanding magnet program located at Gibbs High School, will perform a program of jazz standards. Musicians include:

  Philip  Charros  , trombone

Josh Riggins, piano

Kelly Rojas, clarinet

Josh Lowe. alto sax

Devin Torres, alto sax

Lyndsey  Collins, tenor sax

Shane Blank, guitar

Zak  Burgette  , bass

Trevor  Mustoe  , drums

 


 Tuesday, October 28 @ 8pm!

"Jam Session" Jam Session!

"Live Under the Benoist"!

Featuring

The Ron Gregg Trio

@ The St. Petersburg Museum of History

Presented by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Come Hear/Play & Sing With the Best Local Jazz Artists!

See “Jam Session” Historic Photography Exhibit & Herb Snitzer Jazz Images!

 


Sunday, October 31, 2 p.m.

Student Open Forum

"Studying & Playing Jazz Music!"

with

Mark Feinman,

 Alejandro Arenas

& John O'Leary 

Interested in studying music in college?

What to major in?

Can I double major?

Wondering how to become a professional musician?

Want to know where to find gigs and jam sessions?

Jam Session to Follow!

Bring Your Instrument!

No Charge for this Event!

@The St. Petersburg Museum of History


Sunday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.

"Jazz On The Deuces"

@

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

A special Museum Exhibit telling the stories of Local Jazz Legends, including Buster Cooper, John Lamb, Al Downing, Ernie Calhoun and countless others.  

Opening Reception & Jazz Jam in the museum's Legacy Gardens!

For more info, see www.woodsonmuseum.org




 

Thursday, November 4 @ 6:30 pm

Meet Legendary Photo-Journalist & Author

Herb Snitzer!

Mr. Snitzer will sign purchased copies of his book "Jazz: A Visual Journey" (available for sale at the event!)

 

& Talk about his career photographing legendary Jazz Ambassadors, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie & Miles Davis...and his upcoming book!

Tour "Jam Session" and see the iconic Herb Snitzer images of jazz legends in his special exhibit...

"Jam Session" - Live Music Jam Session to Follow...

Catering by the Texas Cattle Company & Cash Bar!

6:30 p.m

@St. Petersburg Museum of History

Herb Snitzer, world-renowned photo-journalist, has photographed all of the Jazz Ambassadors and created indelible images of them in rehearsal, on stage, and in their private lives. Snitzer, who currently resides in St. Pete, was honored at the opening event. Many of his enduring images of jazz greats are on display as part of the "Jam Session" exhibit. 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @ 7 p.m.

"Jazz Under the Benoist!"

Featuring

The University of Tampa Jazz Ensemble

@

The St. Petersburg Museum of History


Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m. 

"An Evening With Dick Hyman"

 

 

Globally-renowned & Emmy Award-winning pianist, composer & arranger, & 1975 "Jazz Ambassador" to the Soviet Union

 

 

Renaissance Vinoy Dinner & Major Musical Event!

Historic Sunset Ballroom

Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club

600 Snell Isle Blvd NE , St. Petersburg

Tickets:  

 $50  per person

$400  (Table of 8)

 

 

Your Tax-Deductible Contribution benefits the programs of The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, Inc. (A 501-c-3 organization; FEIN: 59-3651710)


Thursday, November 11 @ 8pm!


"Jam Session" Jam Session!

"Live Under the Benoist"!

Featuring

The LaRue Nickelson Trio

LaRue Nickelson, guitar
Joe Porter, bass
Ian Goodman, drums

@ The St. Petersburg Museum of History

Presented by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Come Hear/Play & Sing With the Best Local Jazz Artists!

See “Jam Session” Historic Photography Exhibit & Herb Snitzer Jazz Images!


 

Buy Tickets Here!

The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region Presents:

The “Jam Session” Continues!

 

 Sunday, November 14 @ 4 pm!

  You Don’t Want to Miss -

“Sonny LaRosa &

America’s Youngest Jazz Band!"

 

Nationally-renowned  “Best Big Band of Its Kind!”

Hear Age 7-13 Jazz Musicians Playing Big Band Swing & Jazz!

 

Live Under the Historic “First Flight”  Benoist

@ The St. Petersburg Museum of History

 

Buy Tickets Here!


Monday, November 15 

@ 5:30 pm!

Join Us at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum for:

"Jazz Along the Deuces"

Dialogue & Jam Session! 

Monday, November 15, 2010
5:30pm- 8:30pm

 


Join the the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, its Members and Board of Directors in welcoming Jazz greats that will include Buster Cooper, Chris Stiles, Norman Jones, Ernie Calhoun, John Lamb and others in a dialogue on "Jazz along the Deuces".

8:00pm-10:00pm
Jam Session outside in the Legacy Garden following the Dialogue.

This "Jazz on the Deuces" exhibit is organized in conjunction with The International Council's presentation of the "Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace The World" exhibit and series of events at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The collaborative effort includes the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association which features spectacular jam sessions.

For Tickets to this event:

www.woodsonmuseum.org


 

The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region Presents:

Thursday, November 18 @ 8pm!

 

"Jam Session":

"The Final Jam Session!"

"Live Under the Benoist"!

@ The St. Petersburg Museum of History

Featuring

Joe Aromola, Bass

Stephen Bucholtz, Drums

Ben Winkler, Piano

Presented by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Come Hear/Play & Sing With the Best Local Jazz Artists!

See “Jam Session” Historic Photography Exhibit & Herb Snitzer Jazz Images!

 

Buy Tickets Here!

 


Friday, November 19 

@ 7 pm!

 

The St. Petersburg Museum of History Presents:

 

Join us for a night of nostalgia to remember the jazz history of St. Petersburg. 

Proceeds Benefit the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

Friday, November 19, 2010

7:00-10:00pm

At the St. Petersburg Museum of History

335 Second Avenue NE

 

For Ticket Information:

www.spmoh.org

 





 

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