Oberlin Receives Donation of Historical Photographs of Jazz Legends

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio has received the archives of photographer Frank Kuchirchuk. The collection includes more than 200 photographs of the legends of jazz who performed at Cleveland’s famed Sky Bar in the 1950s, such as Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Kuchirchuk was a news photographer. Now 84 years old, he lives in a veterans home in Sandusky, Ohio.