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 John Falter's Jazz Portraits

        Jack Lesberg

Bassist Jack Lesberg performed with numerous jazz leaders such as Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins, Peanuts Hucko, Tommy Dorsey, and Billy Butterfield. Lesberg served as the music director at the jazz parties in Odessa, Texas.

Jack Lesberg

John Falter
tempera paint and pencil on colored paper, 1974

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


Jack Lesberg

John Falter
tempera paint and pencil on colored paper, 1971

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


Jack Lesberg

John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971

Falter has omitted the highlights across Lesberg's shoulders that appeared in the original drawing, focusing attention on the fingering of the bass in this elegant, simplified portrait.

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.



Virtual Exhibits


Colorado Jazz Party

World's Greatest Jazz Band

   Lou Stein & Carl Fontana

   Vic Dickenson

   Ed Hubble

   Bobby Wilber & Bud Freeman

   Ralph Sutton

Jazz in Action

   Cliff Leeman

   Gus Johnson & Budd Johnson

   Willie "the Lion" Smith

   Benny Carter

   Teddy Wilson

   Dick Hyman

   John Mince

   Clark Terry & Zoot Simms

In the Studio

Pee Wee Erwin of Falls City

Odessa Jazz Party 1
Kai Winding, Milt Hinton, Bert Ellis, Ross Tompkins

   Bucky Pizzarelli

   Jack Lesberg

Odessa Jazz Party 2
Stan Wrightsman, Skeets Herfurt, "Wild Bill" Davison



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