International Jazz Day Peterborough Presents the Photography of Bill Lockington 2019
Title: International Jazz Day Peterborough Presents the Photography of Bill Lockington Celebrating Jazz And The Musicians Behind The Music
International Jazz Day Peterborough Organizing Committee
- John Fautley
- Joe Grant
- Cydnee Hosker
- Sean Hully
- Gene Jochen
- Steve McCracken
- Craig Paterson
- Larry Saidman
Tuesday April 2
7 to 9 p.m
In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its role of uniting people from all corners of the globe.
Since 2015, Peterborough has joined cities, in 190 countries the world over, in celebrating this day. International Jazz Day Peterborough hosts an annual series of events over the last weekend in April. Educational workshops for aspiring musicians, film screenings, musical performances in local restaurants – and the headline concert – light up the downtown with the many sights and sounds of jazz.
Celebrating Jazz And The Musicians Behind The Music, pays homage to the jazz scene in Peterborough. Bill Lockington’s photographs, taken in and around the city during recent months, feature many personalities active in the local community. He caught up with musicians at gigs, jams and rehearsals ~ in local bars, restaurants, schools and living rooms. Celebrating Jazz And The Musicians Behind The Music, captures a glimpse or a moment, when the lens freezes in time a fleeting instant of live jazz: the ambience, the aura, the energy. The viewer acquires a sense of the intertwining of sound and image.
These photographs will appear in the lobby of Peterborough’s historic Market Hall during the entire month of April and at the main event of International Jazz Day, on the 28th, which features the internationally renowned Afro-Cuban jazz act Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. The collection pays homage to the vitality and creativity of the musicians who entertain with jazz, the timeless music which continues to fascinate, challenge and delight us.