Just arrived: FRI. SEPT 23 | "Jazz Photographers" with the Millennium Arts Salon, featurin
This panel is sponsored by the Millennium Arts Salon. Established in 2000, Millennium Arts Salon is committed to "advancing cultural literacy" through its art and cultural programming, which includes salon talks, exhibitions, tours and special events. Millennium programs are educational in nature, and designed to educate, raise awareness, and stimulate exchange on topics of art and culture. Another focus is to build bridges between communities, forge relationships, inspire positive action and contribute to the greater Washington good. We are founded on the principle of improving quality of life through the arts.
Featuring Panelists: Bill Brower, Jonathan French, and Michael Wilderman
"Forty-two years ago photography took root in my life. Working on the university newspaper I learned the importance of documenting.
My father a jazz enthusiast unconsciously embedded into my being a love for Jazz even though I was a lover of RnB. Ira Sabin owner of Jazz Times magazine, photographer was no show at a concert he saw me with camera and was asked if I would photograph the event. Thus was my first exposure in a world-wide publication. Thirty years later still writing and photographing for their online editions, also in the local publication Port of Harlem one can find my works.
In 2007, at the Alexandria Black History Museum I had a major music exhibition which we discussed jazz artist, showed films. This exhibit was one of the most visited in the history of the Museum.
I travel to various jazz concerts nationally and internationally and realizing the impact that jazz has on the world and the love people have for an American treasure."
Jazz Visions Photo/Graphics
MICHAEL WILDERMAN was been inspired by the music and has been photo-documenting jazz performances since the early 1970s. He views the music as a broad creative continuum with feeling, individuality, and innovation at its heart.
Working mostly freelance, he has been free to photograph what he most likes to hear, and his musical leanings have frequently placed the “avantjazz” creators in front of his lens. Michael’s sensitivity for the music helps him capture the character of the musicians in images that shows their spirit and great emotional involvement in their art. His photos document the social and culturally significant contributions of the music. He has great interest in the history and evolution of ‘jazz’ leading especially to the present and in-the-moment improvisation.
His pictures have appeared regularly in magazines since 1974, books, newspapers, videos; exhibits, jazz T-shirts, and on many CDs. More information and photographs can be seen on his web site at: