The Jazzinstitut has a large archive of visual materials about jazz, photos, posters, videos and much more. From this collection as well as in collaboration with international photographers and artists the Jazzinstitut organizes regular exhibitions in the gallery situated in the institute’s site, the Kavaliershaus Bessungen.
We also offer traveling exhibitions which we put together to be shown in local jazz clubs, at festivals or other events. Our three traveling exhibitions focus on general jazz history (Jazz Changes, text in German), on the life and work of the trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff (One Tension, text in German) as well as on the history of jazz in Germany from the beginning to the present (Deutscher Jazz / German Jazz, text in German and English).
Apart from our traveling exhibitions the Gallery of the Jazzinstitut shows regular photo and art exibitions on site.