Author Archives: jellevant

Another Music Photo in the News


Another photo I took of the talented pianist, Larry Vuckovich, found its way into the Napa Valley’s Weekly Calistogan. After this past month where TWO of my musician photos were used in two different obituaries, it is heartening to see one used to promote great music! @larryvuckovich.

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Morocco !!!

What an amazing 3 weeks of sights, sounds, textures, learning, feeling, and basically being enveloped by this stunning part of the world. The images are now all on the website, but for those who want the chronology, you’ll find even more in the spontaneous posts on Facebook with a day to day commentary.   Go to facebook.com/jellevant and scroll back to Thanksgiving day, 11/22/18 – that’s when the adventure began.

Meanwhile, here are 4 Morocco prints that are in the print bin at the SFWA gallery for the next month or two. They’re also on this site so you can see them without the celephane.

I’d love to get some comments from anyone that chooses to explore this part of the world from my photographs – or from anyone who’s been to Morocco that wants to talk about it.

Posted in Travel

One of my music shots used for new website

Happy to have one of my little jazz shots used in a new local site – even if it was a quick mobile phone shot meant to share on the night. The top image of the Cartoon Jazz Octet playing on a tiny stage in Bird & Beckett Books and Music, one of my favorite San Francisco venues.
https://thefrisc.com/pennies-from-heaven-new-fund-boosts-pay-for-local-jazz-players-28f000367be8

Posted in music, music photos

Open Studio 2018

Just before Thanksgiving I had my 3rd annual Open Studio in my little apartment. Steady trickle of people from the vaious tenticles of my life. Met some new neighbors and sold a fair amount of prints and small framed pieces. Fun way to start the holiday season.

Posted in Art, Shows

Iconic Trifecta

So happy to have all three of my Iconic pictures chosen for the November gallery show.  Here’s me with the one that got a Juror’s award:

And here are the other two:

Top to bottom, left to right, they are Icons with Apples, Icon Rising, Origin.

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In Living Color with Cat

Here’s me in front of my brightly colored piece at the SFWA October Gallery Exhibition:

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New Exhibit: Sounds of Jazz Series


I was delighted to be accepted into the latest Misho Gallery show, “A Photographer’s Storyline”, requesting photography with words. I created this series of five based on my love of jazz. Show open through September 22 at Misho Gallery, 680 8th Street, San Francisco (Thurs – Sat from 1 – 5pm or by appt. with gallery).

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A Nice Little Photo Shoot

After a wonderful concert at the Nikko, I was privileged to be asked to take a few photographs of the stellar artists.

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The Sun Was Shining on Balboa Street


A fun afternoon meeting lots of folks from the Outer Richmond, plus seeing friends who’d stopped by just ’cause they knew I’d be there. Great help and company from Linda McGilvray – on the left in the photo – and thanks for the photo, Brian McMillan.

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My 15 minutes of Fame

A very nice article appeared in today’s San Francisco Chronicle about some of my recent jazz photography which is being featured at a festival this weekend.

It should be a fun day, so if you’re reading this before Saturday, August 4th, and you’re somewhere near San Francisco, here are the details:

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