American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong (1900 – 1971), shouts after clarinettist Edmund Hall’s solo, on stage during the band’s British tour, May 19, 1956. An unidentified bassist stands in the foreground. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON.- A swinging new photographic exhibition, presented by the Getty Images Gallery in association with the 50th Anniversary of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, captures the heat, the beat and the spirit of jazz. Curated by UK jazz artist Jamie Cullum, ‘The Spirit of Jazz’, will be on display at the Getty Images Gallery in central London from Friday, October 9 to Saturday, November 28, 2009.
Spanning over 80 glorious years from 1927 to 2009, the exhibition includes a selection of rare and previously unseen images featuring some of the finest, most infamous jazz men and women performing at the peak of their heady careers. The high energy of some of the most legendary performances in jazz history is captured in glorious detail in this exhibition, from the sharp suits and instruments, right down to the last bead of sweat.