Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jazz legends on Franklin Street

As you walk up and down Franklin Street in Hayes Valley you'll not only see the glow coming off the brand new SFJAZZ Center as it lights up the street during any given evening, however you'll also notice famous photographs of jazz legends taken by Herman Leonard appearing in all the windows in the building across the street. It's truly an amazing visual to see!

Here are the photos displayed within the windows of the SF Unified School District building (Can you name them without looking below?):

From top to bottom, left to right:

Top row: Tadd Dameron, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Kenny Clarke

Middle row: Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine & Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday

Bottom row: Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Oscar Pettiford, Ella Fitzgerald & Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald

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