Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous written documents related to the photographers' work and association with jazz figures.
The collection is divided into five series.
Series 1: Textual Materials
Series 2: Photographic negatives and contact sheets
Series 3: Photographic Prints (8 x 10)
Series 4: Photographic Prints (11 x 14)
Series 5: Photographic Prints (16 x 20)
Biographical / Historical:
Married couple Chuck and Pat Bress worked as photographers, both individually and as a team. Also jazz aficionados, they photographed jazz musicians
Collection donated by Pat and Chuck Bress in 2011.
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Pat and Chuck Bress retain copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.