Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990
Charlie's Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.)
2 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Married couple Chuck and Pat Bress worked as photographers, both individually and as a team. Also jazz aficionados, they photographed jazz musicians in performance at Charlie's Georgetown and Blues Alley. Charlie's Georgetown nightclub was located at Waterfront Center, 3223 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.
Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and negatives created by the husband-wife team of Pat and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs (8 matted prints and many unmounted prints) depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charlie's Georgetown and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous written documents and ephermera (including menus) related to the photographers' work and association with jazz figures.
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1884-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists