Welcome to a history of visualizing jazz performances from the late Swing Era to the Bebop Period. Discover social and cultural connections through classic photos, "soundies" (1940s-style music videos), the short historic film Jammin’ the Bluesand moreWe'll also highlight the contributions of famed Ohio University grad Herman Leonard and his art of jazz photography. 

Our guest speaker, Dr. Art Cromwell (Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies), considers himself a “trans-media archaeologist" and has won numerous awards for both his teaching and documentaries.


  • Occurs Thursday, July 25th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Athens Public Library


Todd Bastin