Exhibitions

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Clickin’ with Clax
William Claxton – Fotografien
Exhibition at the Jazzinstitut, until 31 July 2021

The exhibition is opened again. We will ask you to make an appointment by phone or email. During your visit we will ask you to wear a surgical or FFP2 mask at all times and to practice the usual hygiene measures.
On appointment we will reserve you one hour during which you (alone, with one person of your own houshold or one person from a second household) will be able to view the show.

Please bring your smart phone along in order to use the SMARTGuide tour.

Appointments: jazz@jazzinstitut.de or +49 6151 963700
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 5pm, Friday 10am – 2pm

William Claxton 1960

“Clickin’ with Clax” is an homage to one of the best known photographers in jazz: William Claxton. Many of his pictures have reached cult status and became synonymous with jazz photography.

Also, there is a special history connecting William Claxton and the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt.

More than 60 years ago Claxton accompanied the journalist, author and producer Joachim Ernst Berendt, who had often been called Germany’s “jazz pope” on a research trip through the different US jazz scenes.

Claxton’s black-and-white photos have become iconic jazz memories. Which is what this exhibition is about.