Harlem & All That Jazz PR

Limited Edition 3-Dimensional Mixed Media Construction


Dimensions: 25 x 31"

Year: 2018


Artist: Charles Fazzino
Media: 3-D Serigraph on Paper
Paper size:
Image size: 13 3/4 x 20″
Frame size: 25 x 31″
Edition size: 100DX / 100PR
Year: 2018
Limited Edition 3-Dimensional Mixed Media Construction

From Louis Armstrong to Billie Holiday

“Harlem and All That Jazz” is a new monochromatic release from the Master of 3D Pop Art.  Gold highlights metaphorically hearken back to the “Golden Age” of Jazz in the heart of Harlem in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This piece was inspired by iconic nightclubs like The Cotton Club, The Lenox Lounge, and The Apollo Theater that were the popular haunts during Harlem’s heyday as one of the birthplaces of Jazz music.

When Fazzino hears Jazz music he thinks back to the time when the Cotton Club sold “#1 Beer” during prohibition and the locals visited the clubs to dance the “Big Apple Dance.”  If you look close you might recognize the entertainers who played at the clubs! They were some of the most widely known blues and jazz performers of their time including Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway and  Duke Ellington.

“Music is a form of art, and that’s why this part of history speaks to me the way it does. It was a magical time and Harlem was a magical place. I used contrasting colors of deep grays, bright silvers and metallic golds to highlight the elements that brought light into dark times. The music, the nightclubs, the performers and the vibe all create a sound that can be heard just by looking at the piece!” – Charles Fazzino 

In this dramatic black and white composition, Charles Fazzino pays tribute to Harlem in its heyday era during the 1920’s and 1930’s. People flocked to the northern part of New York City to enjoy the incredible music and the hopping club scene. It was THE place to be seen and heard in NYC and the birth place of so many talented artists. Some even say that this is where the city earned its nickname “The Big Apple,” named after a dance born in Harlem.