An awesome tradition of the Monterey Jazz Festival is the organ players closing out the festival on Sunday evening. In past years, I have enjoyed Chester Thompson, Joey DeFrancesco. Wil Blades and many others. Dr. Lonnie Smith was one of my favorites. He was always amazing and one of the kindest souls. This photo was […]
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The amazing Quincy Jones came up and directed “Killer Joe”, the last song of the night during his big band tribute at Monterey Jazz Festival 59. There was a stellar cast of musicians including Valerie Simpson, Hubert Laws, Christian McBride, James Carter, Dave Grusin, John Clayton, Paul Jackson, Jr. and many others. It was a […]
This beautiful face, out of a sea of beautiful faces, stood out to me at the Oakland Pride celebration this year. I asked him who long did it take to put on this face and he responded, “Two hours.” I will post more photos from Oakland Pride 2017 soon.
Cecile McLorin Salvant Monterey Jazz Festival 59 09.16.2016 Cecile McLorin Salvant at Monterey Jazz Festival 59 last year. She was spectacular. Monterey Jazz Festival 60 is just a few weeks away. I will post favorite images here from past festivals so stay tuned.
A random crowd shot from Friday night at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest while the band “The Internet” were performing. They had quite a following.
I am just back from the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 and it was spectacular. I had the honor of being one of the staff photographers this year which was pretty awesome. I will be posting photos from some of the great music acts soon. These two murals were created by artists while they […]
Good Morning! June is quickly approaching and I have not been away for awhile. I am posting a couple of photos today that I love. It has been an amazing year of change thus far and there is more to come. I thank you for stopping by to visit and hope you will continue enjoying […]
Destiny Muhummad 14th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival San Antonio Park – Oakland, CA 05.17.2014