Oakland Renaissance Jazz Series The Photography of Kamau Amen-Ra, Edward Miller, Tumani Onabiyi and Wanda Sabir

February 19, 2013

Contact: Michele McKenzie -- phone: 510-981-6240

A collection of Oakland based photographers celebrate the art and artistry of jazz musicians in the Bay Area with an exhibition in Berkeley Public Library’s Central Catalog Lobby, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, downtown Berkeley, from February 11th through May 11th.  The exhibition is curated by Kamau Amen-Ra and it features the work of Wanda Sabir, Edward Miller and Tumani Onabiyi.  This series of jazz photography captures performances held in a variety of Bay Area venues including the East Side Cultural Center and the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland.  This group of artists have been documenting the rich history of jazz performance in the Bay Area for over a quarter of a century.  Access to the exhibit is available during the library’s open hours: Monday 12 – 8; Tuesday 10- 8; Wednesday - Saturday, 10 – 6; Sunday 1 – 5. The artist reception features a performance by TVC, a jazz string trio comprised of local musicians Kash Killion on cello, with Sandy Poindexter and Jean “Tarika” Lewis on violin.  This FREE jazz concert and artist reception takes place on Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room in the Central Library.  The exhibiting photographers will be available to discuss their work immediately following the concert at 3:00 pm. Wheelchair accessible.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For more information, call 510-981-6100 or connect  www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

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