JAZZforum: A Celebration of Bill Gottlieb - Delia P. Gottlieb and Steve Gottlieb with Larry Appelbaum
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Creator of some of the most iconic images in all of jazz, William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006) contributed to the music in other ways too. His "Swing Sessions" column ran in The Washington Post in the 1930s and 1940s, providing a first-hand, often behind-the-scenes look at the city's jazz activities that was enhanced by his own photographs. At the same time he was the host of the first jazz radio show in Washington, DC. Delia Potofsky Gottlieb speaks about her husband and tells stories - going back to their early days in Washington. Steve Gottlieb (Gottlieb's son), himself a world-renowned photographer, will share insights both personal and professional about the remarkable body of work that his father created. Guest host, Larry Appelbaum, from the Library of Congress Music Division, presents highlights from the extensive photograph collection Gottlieb donated to the Library to mark its entry into the public domain. Recital Hall (Performing Arts - Bldg. 46 West).