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About this collection

Ed Wismer, artist of the jazz sketches from the Cape May Jazz Festival, had a lifelong appreciation of music.  He performed with the Philadelphia Opera, the traveling company of the Metropolitan Opera and was a member of the Somers Point Jazz Society.

Ed taught art for 32 years at Central Junior High in Atlantic City. He also taught at the Jewish Community Center, Atlantic City Arts Center and the Ocean City Arts Center.

When asked by a friend, he wrote a review of the first concerts in a music series held at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ. He included a sketch of the performers and so began his connection with the Ocean City Sentinel, where many of his sketches were published. He continued sketching performing musicians when attending the Cape May Jazz Festival. Some of those sketches are shown here.

 
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