JAZZONIAN will unveil its first multimedia traveling museum exhibition on Sunday, December 5th, 2010; 4-7 PM at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium in Miami, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142. More info at www.jazzonian.org
In commemoration of this JAZZONIAN premiere celebration, guests are encouraged to dress in classic 1940s fashion attire
General admission tickets are $12.00 for advance purchase, SJO members and seniors; $15.00 at the door; $10.00 for groups of 10. For purchase and info please call SJO at (305) 693-2594; or the Caleb Box Office at (305) 636-2350.
“We are excited and honored to debut the JAZZONIAN exhibit which is the result of a creative journey that began two years ago,” said Bobby Ramirez, Founder/President and Principal Curator for JAZZONIAN.
The JAZZONIAN exhibit will be hosted by Mr. James Chism, Event Chair of the South Florida Jazz Summit, and assisted by a group of Jazzy volunteers.
The centerpiece of the JAZZONIAN exhibition features rare photos and memorabilia documenting the history of the Sunshine Jazz Organization from founders, China and Thelma Valles Jazz archives.
JAZZONIAN introduces visual works from its permanent collection highlighting the origins of Jazz while showcasing amazing photographic representations from legendary master visual artists—including: Herman Leonard, William P. Gottlieb, Art Kane, and Ted Williams.
The exhibit will display images of Jazz legends, including: New Orleans Cornet master King Oliver and his Creole Jazz band, Louis Armstrong, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane,Mario Bauza, Chico O'Farrill, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, and “A Great Day in Harlem” portrait from the James Chism Jazz Collection.
The JAZZONIAN exhibit will also introduce a vintage Jazz film showcase as part of its multimedia presentation—featuring: Dexter Gordon Live in 1963-64; Cannonball Adderley Live in 1963; and The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong.
The purpose of JAZZONIAN is to celebrate Jazz heritage, collect, document, preserve and present the rich Jazz traditions from its origins to modern-day variations through a permanent museum, virtual online and traveling art/photo/film and artifacts exhibitions, historical archives, recordings, literature, audio/visual experiences, interactive cultural education programs, live musical performances and special events for children and adults.
JAZZONIAN is available as a traveling exhibit to local community schools, institutions and organizations seeking to create more awareness of Jazz while celebrating the rich history of this unique American art form. If you would like JAZZONIAN to be part of your special event, contact Bobby Ramirez, email@example.com