St. Thomas's Day School Jazz Club - The Art Shows

The 2007 art exhibit and reception held at Caffe Adulis in New Haven, CT was a huge success.

Ed German, artist and host of WLIU's "Urban Jazz Experience"

Proceeds benefit St. Thomas's Day School Jazz Club

Ed German

Horace Silver, pastel on paper, 19 1/2" x 25 1/2"


The reception for the Ed German Art Show at Caffe Adulis in downtown New Haven drew a crowd of over 200 people from the school and the local community. Here are some photos documenting the event. 24 pastel portraits of jazz and R&B musicians were on display for this event and throughout the month of May and into June 2007.

Click on the thumnbnails above to view the larger images. All photos by Jack Benas.





The Urban Jazz Experience Comes to New Haven... WLIU 88.3 FM Radio talk show host Ed German exhibited his jazz portraits in February 2006. The art exhibit was sponsored by St. Thomas's Jazz Club. Below are samples of Ed's sensational work.




Portraits Of American Music

Nina Simone, pastel on paper, 18" x 24"



An Exhibition of Jazz Portraits on Display: February 5 - March 4, 2006

Lulu's Coffeehouse, Cottage & Orange Streets, New Haven

Caffe Adulis, 228 College Street, New Haven



Over 100 people turned out for the opening reception of the jazz art exhibit for artist and WLIU radio host Ed German. Mr. German's pastel portraits will continue to be on display at Caffe Adulis and Lulu's Coffeehouse in New Haven through March 4.

The recption, held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Caffe Adulis drew families, children, WLIU listeners and jazz fans alike. Following the reception Mr. German said that he just wished that his mom and dad could have been there to see how warmly he and his work were received.

Mr. Ed German is the noted jazz master and producer/host of "the Urban Jazz Experience" (aired Mondays through Thursdays from 8 - 11 p.m.) on WLIU-FM 88.3.

The show is an initiative lauched by the Jazz Club of St. Thomas's Day School. Proceeds from the sale of the portraits will benefit St. Thomas's Day School.

For more information contact:

  • Craig O'Connell: 203-248-9765
  • Fred Acquavita: 203-776-2123



Some of the 14 Portraits Sold:

Miss Bebop Betty Carter
Bebop Pianist Bud Powell
Bassist and Composer Charles Mingus
The Queen of Scat Ella Fitzgerald
Pianist Herbie Hancock
Bebop Pianist Thelonious Monk


Many thanks to Armand Aloi for his expert help in hanging all the paintings for the exhibit at Caffe Adulis.


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