The Jazz Jam Photography Collection at Main Library

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Jazz Jam Photography Collection. Graphic also features photos from the art exhibit.

#Coming to the Gallery at Main

Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to announce that A Visual Testimony: The Jazz Jam Photography Collection by Felicia Bass is making a stop at the Gallery at Main (on the first floor of the Main Library) from August 2 through September 23.  

About the Exhibit

The Jazz Jam is a collection of black-and-white photography featuring local Jazz musicians itching to play together and entertain audiences in the early days of the pandemic and social distancing. Images from the collection are depicted in black and white, “supporting the idea that the absence of color provokes imagination to create its own impressively beautiful pictures.”

The Gallery at Main is free and open to all, Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

We are open for Art Walk

Join us on Wednesday, August 2 starting at 6 p.m. for the opening reception and a talk with photographer Felicia Bass. The installation will also include live jazz "pop-up" featuring artists from the Jazz Jam.

And stay tuned for news about September Art Walk!

About the Artist

Felicia Bass head shotFelicia Bass is a Jacksonville-based photographer. She is a member of Black Women Photographers (BWP) and is currently Photographer-In-Residence at her family’s non-profit organization Don’t Miss A Beat. Felicia spent each Sunday from 2020-2021 photographing local artists coming to Wildcrafters, a non-alcoholic bar in Riverside, itching to get back in front of live audiences during the pandemic. Her work has now culminated in a unique opportunity to exhibit a collection of photos chronicling this moment in Jacksonville's Music History.

  • Photo of a man playing a saxophone in the foreground with other musicians in the background
  • Photo of a woman singing, holding a microphone
  • Photo of a drummer

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