Few will have heard of Metronome Magazine, one of the precursors to today’s music and lifestyle zines, which closed up shop in 1961. Metronome was founded in 1881 as a “music guide” catering to dance orchestras of the time, but in the ’30s, the publication shifted focus and began covering the burgeoning jazz scene. By documenting the rise of jazz titans like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane, Metronome became one of the most cutting-edge music magazines on the market.
Vintage poster and print art connoisseurs Limited Runs are behind a new traveling exhibition showcasing myriad stunning, high quality images of some of the most iconic performers to ever appear in the pages of Metronome.
The photos will be on display at Strauss Studios, June 24-27.
Limited Runs Presents The Metronome Jazz Photo Exclusive Collection, June 24-27, 6442 Santa Monica Blvd.