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Myrtle Avenue

Verna Hart

Jammin' Under the EL, 1999

Faceted glass in mezzanine windows and platform windscreens

Jammin' under the EL honors the community's character with windows and windscreens composed of colorful faceted glass panels that depict an imaginary jazz combo with drums, piano, guitar, bass, flutes, saxophones, trombones, and trumpets. The sounds of percussion instruments are powerfully suggested, and jiving vocalists complete the picture. Hart says that Jammin' under the EL is "a kind of jam session of the mind. A little imagination is all that's needed to enjoy a dozen solo performances in the panels. You can board the jazz express and take a jazz, rock, funk, or salsa journey of your choice."

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