Joyce Yahouda Gallery

Dizzy Gillespie, Englewood, New Jersey, March 19, 1991
Chromogenic Ink Jet (Fiber-based Paper)

43.2 x 17.9 cm  /  17 x 11 in

In conjunction with the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Joyce Yahouda Gallery welcomes the New York-based photographer Hank O’Neal, to present The Golden Age of Jazz, a photography exhibition linked to the international world of jazz.

Considered one of the major photographers in the United States by The New York Times magazine in 2003, O’Neal has also been a music producer for 40 years, and specializes in jazz. He is currently director of the Jazz Foundation of America.

‘’ I took my first photograph of a jazz/blues musician in January 1964 (Mississippi John Hurt) and my most recent in March 2015 (new MacArthur winner, Steve Coleman). In between there have been thousands of others. What makes so many of these photographs unique is that almost without exception, every photograph from the late 1960s until today were taken at events, concerts, recordings or festivals I produced. I was very fortunate in that I was present at many wonderful gatherings of the finest jazz musicians of the second half of the 20th Century, a time many would say was the golden age of jazz. ‘’ (Hank O’Neal)

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Gabor Szilasi

Gabor 1964

Silver print on photographic paper

27,9 x 35.6 cm / 11 x 14 in

Raymonde April, Claire Beaugrand-Champagne, Alain Chagnon, Roger Charbonneau, Réjean Meloche, Susan Moss, Gabor Szilasi

To echo the exhibition The Golden Age of Jazz by renowned New York-based photographer Hank O’Neal, presented in conjunction with the Montreal Jazz Festival, curators Lara Orsoni, Yan Romanesky, and Joyce Yahouda present Melomania, a photography exhibition which depicts an enthrallment for music.

In order to create this exhibition the curators called upon Montreal-based artists Raymonde April,Claire Beaugrand - Champagne, Alain Chagnon, Roger Charbonneau, Réjean Meloche, Susan Moss, Gabor Szilasi, as well as gallerists Donald Browne and Serge Vaisman.

Captured between the 1970s and the present-day, the majority of the images in Melomania depict people and their passion for music.

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