Starting today, June 1, and going until Sunday, June 10, Washington DC will be hosting fantastic jazz singers and musicians from all over the country. The DC Jazz Festival begins today and promises to be one of the best we have had in years, with performances occurring at multiple venues in the city, throughout the length of festival. Jazz music and musicians have captured the attention of many artists over time, offering subjects and sounds full of vitality, emotion, and creative ingenuity. In honor of the festival, we will be posting a new jazz-related print everyday with our new blog series- Daily Dose of Jazz. We hope these images inspire you to check out some of the concerts going on in the next ten days, and to stop by our shop to see these prints in person.
To kick things off, we offer a group of prints by jazz-lover Bruce Waldman. Waldman was born in the Bronx in 1949 and studied at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Philadelphia College of Art. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, New York Transit Museum and many others. On his work, Waldman writes, “I think of my work as dealing much more with the turbulence of my emotions than about technique, process, or any intellectual method or idea. I use the techniques that I have learned as tools only. Whether I am doing a figure, a landscape or still-life, I am viewing from inside my body; and usually the image is speaking more about my feelings.”
Check out the prints from Waldman’s Jazz Musicians Series below:
For more on the DC Jazz Festival, check out the organization’s website- DC Jazz Festival. To purchase prints by Bruce Waldman, check out our online website or come visit us in our Washington DC gallery. And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for another Daily Dose of Jazz.