This mural is a tribute to celebrated trumpeter and Oaktown Jazz Workshop founder Khalil Shaheed who recently died after a battle with cancer. I had great respect for Khalil as a musician and a friend to the community. I admired the work he did with Oaktown Jazz Workshop and supported them whenever I had an […]
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Lots of love, friendship, hugs, and great food as we celebrated my dear friend, Valerie Troutt’s birthday at Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers in Oakland. I think we may have to reconvene for my birthday!!! These photos could be future album covers…just sayin’!
Rosebuds waiting to burst open at the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. The rose garden was originally known as the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses. It was constructed in 1932 and is named for former Oakland mayor, Fred N. Morcom. Please visit my Marcom Rose Garden set on Flickr.
A photographer friend recently told me “the music will tell you when to shoot” and that is very true. We wait patiently for “the moment” to happen. It is never a planned thing. I was fortunate to capture singer Freda Payne in a special moment of her song at The Rrazz Room’s 4th Annual Rrazziversary. […]
Happy Spring! I attended the Tulip Exhibition at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland which happens annually in March. There was a wonderful array of tulips in Tower Chapel and around the grounds. The tulips flowing from the lamp was one of my favorite arrangements. You can see more tulips here.