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Jazz Jam Photo Exhibit

Exhibit Dates
January 16, 2023 - May 2023

The Jazz Jam Photography Exhibit: Jacksonville Performing Artists –A Reflection Of Joy During The Pandemic Will Be On Display In The Historic Ritz Theatre And Museum, A Prime Location In The Heart Of The LaVilla Neighborhood Opening On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2023.

Photographer, Felicia Bass Uses Her Camera To Archive Joy In Her Exhibit At The Ritz Theatre And Museum. Her Knack For Angle, Lighting, And Subject Turn Moments Into The Eternal, Forever Serving As A Source Of Inspiration. The Jacksonville-Based Photographer Has Taken A Circuitous Path To Finding Her Rhythm In Photography With Extended Stints Both As A Student And A Professional In Maryland And Washington, D.C. Now Her Work Is Set For Display At The Historical Ritz Theatre And Museum Known For Celebrating The Rich African American Heritage Through The Stories Of Some Of The Greatest Floridians.

This Unique Exhibition Is Organized By Kailea Myrick, Museum Curator And Will Run January 16, 2023 To May 1, 2023. The Exhibition Features 26 Images Captured During The Height Of The Pandemic. As Safety Measures Allowed, Bass Took A Series Of Photos Of The Wildcrafters Jazz Jam, Which Took Place On Sunday Evenings During 2020-2022 And Was Led By Grammy-Award-Winning Drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr. The Jazz Jam Existed In The Moment, As Many Of The Musicians That Gathered There Were Unsure When They Would Have A Chance To Play Live Again. That Immediacy And Uncertainty About The Future Was Expressed In Their Music And On Their Faces. Bass Was There To Capture Those Instances Of Pure Enjoyment. Now, In Her Solo Exhibit At The Historical Ritz Theatre And Museum, This Body Of Work Represents A Visual Testimony That Suggests Joy Can Be Certain And Reassuring Even In The Unknown.

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