GNU - Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria verified

Perugia, Umbria, IT closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

closed Jimmy Katz

The show

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia renews its collaboration with the region's international music festivals, such as Umbria Jazz, Umbria which breaks up and Trasimeno Music Festival and opens its rooms to the notes of great musicians .
For the occasion, from June 28th to September 1st 2019, the National Gallery of Umbria hosts the exhibition of Jimmy Katz, award-winning photographer of the most illustrious jazz musicians.
The exhibition, entitled Closed Session by Jimmy Katz, curated by Marco Pierini, brings together 80 images signed by the great American photographer. Katz in over two decades of activity has immortalized the main actors of the jazz scene in the background of New York such as Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny and many others. In the studio, in clubs, on the streets, at work or at rest, the musicians are portrayed in their most intimate aspect, imitating in fact the improvisation process of jazz itself.

"The style that Jimmy Katz has developed over the years has become a distinctive trait in the iconography of jazz photography, comparable to the tone of Louis Armstrong's trumpet or the sound of John Coltrane's sax," says Michael Cuscuna, famous record producer and jazz scholar.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Corso Vannucci, 19
06123 Perugia

Other exhibitions in Perugia

date_range Palazzo Baldeschi


Until 20 February 2022

You don't know about Artsupp yet?

Artsupp is the new museum portal that was born to bring together all the highlights from the world of art and Italian museums on a single platform.

About us