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ESPERANZA SPAULDING photographed by Fran Kaufman. The Oregon Jewish Museum will host an exhibit of Kaufman’s images in conjunction with the Portland Jazz Festival.

Jewish museum offers exhibit for Portland Jazz Festival


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New York-based jazz photographer Fran Kaufman has a rare gift for capturing the intimacy and deeply human qualities of the music and its makers.

From clubs and recording sessions to rehearsals or informally hanging out, Kaufman’s uncanny eye captures striking, offbeat and revealing moments in the lives of jazz musicians—illuminating a rich melting pot of community that crosses generations, color, gender and culture.

The Oregon Jewish Museum will present “Making Music—Jazz Photographs by Fran Kaufman” an exhibition of Kaufman’s work in conjunction with the 2011 Portland Jazz Festival, Bridges and Boundaries, Feb. 18 – 27. Details at pdxjazz.com

In conjunction with the Kaufman exhibit, the museum will screen the film “Two Sides of John Zorn’s Masada—Electric Masada and Masada String Trio Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Admission to the screening is $10 for the general public and $8 for museum members. Seating is limited to 50.

Go to ojm.org or call 503-226-3600 to make reservations.

The museum will host two public jazz conversations.

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, Kaufman will appear at the museum in a public conversation with Portland jazz drummer, writer and conceptual artist Tim DuRoche.

The following Sunday, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m. the topic will be “Bridges and Boundaries—Jewish and African Americans Beyond the Music. Conversation participants will include Neveh Shalom Cantor Deborah Bletstein, Portland Trail Blazers President Larry Miller, Urban League Executive Director Marcus Mundy, Oregonian writer David Sarasohn and U.S. Bank Vice President Quentin Strode. KOIN 6 news anchor Ken Boddie will moderate.

The jazz conversations are free. Exhibition/gallery admission is additional.

Seating is limited to 50, so arrive early.

Learn more at OJM.org or call the museum at 503-226-3600.

The Oregon Jewish Museum is located at 1953 NW Kearney St.

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