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The 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival presented Phillip Glass in a rare solo piano concert at the KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER an I was assigned to photograph him.
A cultural and artistic giant, Glass is an iconoclast of contemporary composition. He returned to Seattle for a rare solo piano performance. Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. His operas play throughout the world’s leading houses; he has written music for experimental theater and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures, such as The Hours and Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; while Koyaanisqatsi, his initial filmic landscape with Godfrey Reggio and the Philip Glass Ensemble, may be the most radical and influential mating of sound and vision since Fantasia.

Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival which continues through Nov 17th.

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Roosevelt High School Jazz Band

October 21st, 2013

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TThe 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival continues and on Friday night presented ta great show by the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band at Benaroya Hall .
Fresh from its third-place victory at the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition at Lincoln Center, New York, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band remains a titan of big band excellence. Praised far and wide for their strong ensemble playing, the band performs under the direction of Scott Brown, an accomplished jazz artist and a dedicated teacher, now in his 30th year leading bands at Roosevelt. Brown (trombone) performs with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and is the recipient of the 2007 KCTS Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education.
Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival which continues through Nov 17th.

 

 

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Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana

October 18th, 2013

Seattle photographer shoots jazz photography of Brad Mehldau in concert
The 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival continues this week with a great performance Weds night at the Triple Door. Brad Mehldau, one of the greatest of modern jazz pianists, debuted his piano-less duo, extending his range to Fender Rhodes and a battery of synthesizers, with Mark Guiliana, one of the most exciting young drummers on the scene. The result was a trance-laden, free and majestic live performance in which Mehldau displayed a pension for calmly improvising in a way no other modern pianist can.
Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

Seattle photographer shoots jazz photography of Brad Mehldau in concert

JAzz festival in Seattle with great music.The Earshot Jazz Festival continues into its second week and last night was a wonderful concert with Yosany Terry.

The Harlem-based Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry addresses both the ancient and the immediate, working in a sonic world of Afro-Cuban polyrhythms and sophisticated jazz structures – with Michael Rodriguez (trumpet), Osmany Paredes (piano), Matt Brewer (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums).

Terry burst onto the jazz and contemporary music scene in New York in 1999. He continues to reframe the sound of Latin jazz in New York with elements of the “rude and righteous pulse of New York hard bop, negotiated on its own terms,” reports Nate Chinen of the New York Times.

Born in Cuba, the musician, composer and educator incorporates American jazz traditions
and his own Afro-Cuban
roots in a blend of rhythmic, hard-driving avant-garde
and sweet-sounding lyricism. Classically trained at the Na
tional School of Arts (ENA)
and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana, Terry has
since apprenticed in the Gon
zalo Rubalcaba Quintet and
with Eddie Palmieri and the
Latin Jazz Ensemble. He’s re
ceived commissions as a composer, including Chamber
Music America’s Connecting Communities Residency Program. Terry has taught as
a lecturer at Princeton University, as a faculty member at New York City’s New School University and the Harlem School of the Arts; he has served as a resident instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University since 1995.

Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

Jazz photographer captures pictures of John Hollenbeck Cluadia Quintet at Earshot Jazz FestivalThe 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival continues and last night I photographed the wonderful John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet. Composer and leader Hollenbeck launched Claudia as a band in the late 90s, with a sound determined by the compositions, instrumentation and these performers, whose exceptional artistry and character is revealed in Hollenbeck’s original compositions.
Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

Jazz photographer captures pictures of John Hollenbeck Cluadia Quintet at Earshot Jazz Festival

Jazz photographer captures pictures of John Hollenbeck Cluadia Quintet at Earshot Jazz Festival

Jazz photographer captures pictures of John Hollenbeck Cluadia Quintet at Earshot Jazz Festival

Jazz photographer captures pictures of John Hollenbeck Cluadia Quintet at Earshot Jazz Festival

 

Jazz photography from the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

The 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival launched on Tuesday Oct 1 with two shows. At BENAROYA HALL, 2,000+ fans watched Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette. At TULA’S in Belltown was Industrial Revelation with D’Vonne Lewis, widely regarded as the best drummer in Seattle,  bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, Rhodes pianist Josh Rawlings and trumpeter Aham Oluo. They put on a through epic, improvised jam. They were both formidable performances. Here are pictures from Industrial Revelation since Keith Jarrett is camera shy.

The Earshot Jazz Festival is in its 25th year and started October 1 and continues through November 17, 2013, with more than 60 distinctive concert events in venues all around the city. The Earshot Jazz organization is Seattle’s major ambassador of jazz music – presenting jazz masters and important new artists, supporting the local scene, and educating young and old about the joys of jazz. October 1 and continues through November 17, 2013, with more than 60 distinctive concert events in venues all around the city.

Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

 

Jazz photography from the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

Jazz photography from the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

Jazz photography from the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

Jazz photography from the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

 

Known for “adventurous, spot-on programming” (JazzTimes) and praised as “one of the best festivals in America” (Seattle Times), the Earshot Jazz Festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area musicians and audiences. Earshot also celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz, with concerts by our award-winning high-school jazz programs and our own renowned resident artists.

Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

 

 

Steve Jobs

August 29th, 2013

Steve Jobs addressing a conference.Recently I was scanning in some older slides from the late 1990′s and found this shot of Steve Jobs I had forgot I made. I remember him as pretty funny at the time. Wish he was still with us.

 

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EXPO, a new apartment building was completed right next to Seattle Center on lower Queen Anne recently. I was commissioned to make some photographs for Robin Chell who was the interior designer for the project. Here is a brief selection of some of the images. I love the view above of the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline from the roof deck.

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The Bullitt Center is the greenest commercial building in the world, planting Seattle in the forefront of the green building movement. The Bullitt Center is a commercial office building at the edge of the Central District, Seattle. It was officially opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, and was designed to be the greenest commercial building in the world when completed. It was built by the Bullitt Foundation, a non-profit group based in Seattle that focuses on environmental issues. The foundation is a tenant, occupying half of one floor in the six story building, with additional commercial tenants occupying the rest of the building.

One of the features of the building is the ceiling fans. they were provided by a Kentucky based corporation that goes by the name Big Ass Fans. Here is how they look in the interiors of the Bullitt Center.

 

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