ELLEN PRIEST
“Jazz: Edward Simon’s Venezuelan Suite #1-23” is a nearly five-year body of large paintings I completed from 2006-2010. Pianist/composer Edward Simon’s music brings Venezuelan song forms and rhythms into jazz in a four-movement piece commissioned by Chamber Music America.

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ELLEN PRIEST Jazz: Edward Simon’s Venezuelan Suite #6 © 2006, Oil and flashe on collaged paper, 42” x 42”