Walter Hanlon’s images of ’50s jazz scene at National Portrait Gallery

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From the 21st of January to the 20 of July 2008, the National Portrait Gallery will host an exhibition honouring some of jazz’s hippest chicks and coolest cats.  Photographer Walter Hanlon has immortalised the 1950’s London jazz scene with rare images of musicians ranging from Sir John Dankworth to Cab Calloway.

The showcase comes on the eve of the publication of Hanlon’s pictorial book 1950s Jazz in London and Paris. The cost of this exhibition…free. A piece of jazz and style history…priceless.