The Jam Session: America’s Jam Ambassadors Embrace the World exhibit, April 17 - May 25, 2012, Tucson, AZ

Where: Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
CC Building, second floor lobby

When: April 17 - May 25, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays

Admission: Free

Tucson, AZ – Meridian International Center, Pima Community College in Arizona, and the Tucson Jazz Society will host a month-long exhibit of rare photographs of some of the world’s greatest musicians as they traveled the globe demonstrating that most American of art forms, jazz.

The Jam Session: America’s Jam Ambassadors Embrace the World exhibit, created by Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., features photos of musicians who, as part of a U.S. Department of State initiative, were international “ambassadors of jazz” from the 1950's to 1970's and included such greats from Louis Armstrong and Count Basie to Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. The exhibit, which has been on display in more than thirty five countries and viewed by millions of people, demonstrates the richness of American cultural heritage and serves as a powerful public diplomacy tool.

The photos will be on display at the second-floor lobby of the CC Building at Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., from April 17 to May 25. The exhibit kicks off Tuesday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a reception in the Amethyst Room at Downtown featuring light refreshments and the PCC Jazz Ensemble.