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“Jazz: The Birth of Cool” Exhibition Opens April 26 in NYC, L.A., Hawaii

Iconic photographs of jazz artists on display and available for purchase

Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong celebrate in Paris in 1960 (photo: Herman Leonard)

“Jazz: The Birth of Cool,” an exhibition featuring photographs of jazz icons on and off stage, opens to the public on April 26 in New York City, Los Angeles, and Maui.  

Coinciding with Jazz Appreciation Month, the exhibit has images of Art Blakey (pouring it all out onstage in a photograph by Herman Leonard) and the Rat Pack (in a shot acquired from the Frank Sinatra Estate), among many others. Featured photographers include Glen Craig, Don Huntstein, Art Kane, Herman Leonard, Ken Regan, Joseph A. Rosen, Timothy White, Leigh Wiener, and Francis Wolff.

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