H. Alonzo Jennings



H. Alonzo Jennings
Cassandra Wilson, 2004
Gelatin silver print, 20” x 16”
Gift of the artist

H. Alonzo Jennings, artist, photographer, poet, and jazz aficionado, has been photographing jazz musicians since 1979. His photographs include images of jazz legends such as Billy Eckstine, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn and jazz musicians who have emerged as giants since 1990.

To Jennings, jazz music reflects the purity and honest spirituality of the artists’ souls. He says, “My objective as an artist/photographer is to provide a visual record of these sublime moments of transcendence.” His photograph, Cassandra Wilson, captures one of those sublime moments.

Jennings is a graduate of Montclair State University and The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He teaches art at the William Allen Middle School in Moorestown, New Jersey.