Jazzlife Gives Glimpse into the Style of Jazz Greats


William Claxton’s photography captures some of the best in entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s. His stills are simply captivating. He got close to his subjects, like Steve McQueen, which helped him capture candid and unique imagery that provided a glimpse into their private world. In Jazzlife, Claxton took that skill to capture jazz scenes across the U.S. during the 1960s. What’s immediately striking about the photos in Jazzlife is the style these legendary musicians donned: collared shirts all day, suits all night. The music that these legends produced is just as timeliness as their attire, which is why certain pieces they wore can be seen re-​surfacing.

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