Photo exhibition: historical photos of the jazz era of the Fillmore District in the 40s and 50s
* Saturday, November 20
2:00 - 3:00 pm Talks
3:00 - 5:00 pm with Live Music by Charlie Docherty and Friends
* November 20 - December 31
[Pictured: David Johnson, Bassist David Robison at the Primalon Ballroom, c. 1950, courtesy of the artist.]
Curated by Lewis Watts
In the 1940s and 50s, San Francisco’s Fillmore District was a vibrant multicultural neighborhood where jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Billie Holiday shared their music. It is a history almost forgotten after the massive redevelopment of the area.
Enjoy rare archival photographs from that lively chapter in jazz history and the African-American community. Curator Lewis Watts, a former Bolinas resident, is an internationally exhibited photographer, archivist, Professor Emeritus of Art at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Berkeley, and co-author, with Elizabeth Pepin Silva, of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.
Admission is free!
All events are subject to cancellation due to environmental and health concerns.
Phone: (415) 868-0330
Additional time info:
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 2:00-5:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm