Photographic career began 1965 while working for Dolphin Productions, New York City. Worked predominantly in advertising until 1986, when he moved to Baltimore, Md. Having an interest in jazz since his childhood, he began photographing local musicians performing jazz throughout the region. Autobiographical notes, 4 Feb. 2003, in collection control files.
Series 1: District Curators Jazz Arts Festival Contact Sheets (1993-1998, 71 black-and-white photographic contact sheets, 11" x 14", documenting the 1993-1997 District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals held in Washington, D.C. Performers include Steve and Iqua Colson Sextet, Sonny Sharrock Band,Don Bryon Quintet, David Sanchez, David Murray, Danilo Perez Trio, Reggie Workman, Andrew White, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hardgrove, Sonny Sumter, and the Roy Haynes Quartet.
Series Two : District Curators Jazz Arts Festival Prints (1993-1998): fifty-one 5" x 7" black-and-white images on 8" x 10" paper, primarily from frames from the contact sheets in Series One.
Series Three : Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Series Contact Sheets (1996-2000): fifty-six 8" x 10" black-and-white contact sheets.
Series Four: Fourteen photoprints of women jazz artists.
Jeffrey Kliman Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
African American musicians
1997.3175 (NMAH Acc.)
1998.3061 (NMAH Acc.)
1998.3105 (NMAH Acc.)
2000.3075 (NMAH Acc.)
2003.3042 (NMAH Acc.)
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