The photographs of Marcel FLEISS show jazz golden age and its giants, like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Erroll Garner, John Lewis, Billy Taylor, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Art Blakey, Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan, immortalized by a very unique photographer.
Marcel FLEISS is, as we love at ANNE +, a man of multiple destinies, a photographer, a music lover, a collector, an art dealer, a friend and a connoisseur of Surrealists and Dadaists. His famous photography series Jazzman recalls the mythical 50’s in New York and clubs, like Birdland or the Apollo in Harlem. At the time, they were published in the oldest French Jazz magazine – «Jazz Hot». By the way, their author was also the first who wrote and spoke in France about Charles Mingus, Gigi Gryce, George Wallington and Charlie Smith.
Back in Paris, still staying in touch with his musician friends, Marcel FLEISS has often helped to arrange concerts in Saint-Germain club and immortalized the events. Today, his photos are treasures, exhibited at Villa Getty in Los Angeles, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid or Pompidou Center in Paris.