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 John Falter's Jazz Portraits

        Lou Stein and Carl Fontana


Pianist Lou Stein
worked with Glenn Miller, Kai Winding, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughn, Yank Lawson, and Bob Haggart.

Carl Fontana played trombone with the World's Greatest Jazz Band and jazz greats such as Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, and Stan Kenton.


Lou Stein and Carl Fontana

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

Lines radiating from the portraits add life and action to this work.

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.


Lou Stein and Carl Fontana

John Falter

The print seems more atmospheric and somber than the original drawing.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


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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