This multi-media exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates over 30 Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of its birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multifaceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound. The exhibition is hosted by The Valentine Museum which is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The exhibit is funded in part by a grant from VFH.
September 12, 2017, 7pm – Dr. Larry Ridley, Guest Speaker at RJS Guest Educators Concert Series’ Tribute To Thelonious Monk featuring Charles Owens Quartet at Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main St. Advance Tickets available via www.vajazz.org
October 15, 2017, 3-5pm – Mercedes Ellington – discussion and book signing, Duke Ellington, An American Composer and Icon at The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
November 7, 2017, 7pm – An Evening with Cecelia Calloway at Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, Advance Tickets available via www.vajazz.org
November 19, 2017, 3-5pm – Dr. John Edward Hasse – discussion and slide presentation, “Ella Fitzgerald at 100” with book signing, Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington at The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
March 18, 2018, 3-5pm – Douglas J. Richards – discussion of Jazz critic and author, Martin Williams at The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
April 22, 2018, 3-5pm – B. J. Brown – Exhibition Curator/Moderator of “Family Day” at The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street