This photo album showcases an art show presented by the JAC (Jazz Artists of Charleston) Jazz house in downtown Charleston on April 9, 2014.
The inspiration for this Jazz themed show, part of a series called “Musical Menagerie,” stems from a passion for music I’ve had since I was little. I love the idea of combining the actual sheet music with the personality of the players behind it. I wanted the drawings to be fun pieces that really make you feel like you hear the music behind each one.
I framed the originals as process pieces, showing the combined digital image at the bottom, with the original drawing and sheet music above. I also stained the original drawings using tea to give the paper a more aged look.
All photos were taken by the lovely, Leslie McKeller. The night also included great pieces by Nick Jenkins, spoken word by Marcus Amaker, and a live jazz performance.