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 […]
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.
Terence Blanchard & E-Collective Yoshi’s Oakland 09.07.15 Terence Blanchard – trumpet/keys/synth Taylor Eigsti – piano Charles Altura – electric guitar Donald Ramsey – bass guitar Oscar Seaton – drums
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 […]
Tiffany Austin “Nothing But Soul” CD Release Party Joe Henderson Lab SFJAZZ Center – San Francisco 06.12.2015 Tiffany Austin – vocals Grant Levin – piano Howard Wiley – tenor saxophone Ron Belcher – bass Sly Randolph – drums A wonderful evening of music that will be the start of many great evenings to come. Thank […]
Jose James @ The New Parish Oakland – 09.18.15 Jose James – vocals and guitar Talia Billig – vocals Kris Bowers – keyboards Solomon Dorsey – bass Brad Allen Williams – guitar Richard Spaven – drums A smoky, soulful evening with Jose James and his spectacular band at The New Parish in Oakland.