“From Jazz to Jay-Z” Looks at ‘Frank Stewart’s Life in Jazz’

Quentin Miller’s SF 1178 “From Jazz to Jay-Z: Black Music and Literature” course visited a retrospective of the jazz photography of Frank Stewart at the Cooper Gallery at Harvard University. Of Stewart, the Cooper Gallery writes:

Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars — Miles Davis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them — are featured in eighty photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Career Excellence.