Cab Calloway leans his microphone toward Milt Hinton's bass
Milt Hinton performs with Cab Calloway’s band in Havana, Cuba, 1951.
Photo credit: The Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection

Playing the Changes: The Life & Legacy of Milt Hinton

A traveling exhibition of the Oberlin Conservatory Library

“I’ve always tried to help young people. If someone wants to improve, if they have a sincere desire to learn, I’ve always tried to be there to give them whatever I can.”

– Milt Hinton

Playing the Changes provides an unrivaled perspective on the life and legacy of jazz legend Milt Hinton, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished bass players.

Developed by Oberlin College and the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection, the exhibit combines up to fifty of Hinton’s most acclaimed original photographs taken between the 1930s–1990s with insightful biographical materials drawn from the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection in the Oberlin Conservatory Library’s special collections.

Exhibit Locations and Schedule

January 7 to February 11, 2018

Sandusky Cultural Center
2130 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

March 26 to April 30, 2018

Langston Hughes Branch of the Cleveland Public Library
10200 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

June to December, 2018

The Legacy Museum at Tuskegee University
1 Benjamin Payton Drive
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Supplemental Materials