Seattle Public Library, 8th floor
Now through 8/13/2017
“Rhythm in Colors” highlights Seattle’s storied history with jazz as a historic black art form that has influenced the world and animated our cultural landscape, bringing people together. Seattle jazz culture boasts a sweeping arc including award-winning musicians and music education programs.
The exhibit features the oral interviews of jazz musicians and advocates who have participated in the Library’s ongoing Seattle Jazz Archive project. So far, the Library has interviewed 13 individuals and will continue to add more interviews during 2017. Madeline Crowley has produced digital video, fully indexed transcripts and still photography for each interviewee with video production support from Jack Straw Productions.
The exhibit also explores how jazz educators have helped bring jazz into schools with opportunities for students to learn and participate, making Seattle a leader in youth jazz programs. Using their smartphones, visitors to the exhibit will be able to listen to audio clips of the oral interviews in the Library’s collection, see performances and access additional materials about jazz in Seattle.
The Central Library is located at 1000 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Admission is free.