Category Archives: music

National Exposure!

I was pretty excited to have one of my music photographs make it into the Wall Street Journal last weekend – so I’m shouting it here from the blog!

The jazz blogger, Marc Myer, wrote a piece on pianist/arranger Larry Dunlap who was playing Cape Verde composer Amandio Cabral’s compositions at a particular concert I had attended.  Amandio was in the row in front of me so I created a double exposure of the two of them.  The link is here but if you don’t feel like reading through or scrolling down to the bottom, the photograph is right here:



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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.

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My Jazz Photos selected for local Jazz Fest

I’m really pleased that 30 of my jazz photos will be gracing the walls of the 7 Mile House in Brisbane under the banner “Jazz Wall of Fame”. In addition, about a hundred of them are on the club’s website and will be in the slideshow during the day-long festival.

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3rd Book Signing organized

donprell1014We’ll be hanging out at Bird & Beckett Books and Records on 12/5/14 during the Don Prell Seabop Jazz concert and introducing Volume 2 to B&B fans. Bird & Beckett is the only bookstore that stocks the two volumes – that’s because owner Eric Whittington is a truly independent bookseller, jazz supporter, all around nice guy. So if you’re in the Bay Area and missed the first two launch parties, c’mon out to 653 Chenery Street in San Francisco around 5:30 on Friday 12/5 for for some good vibes, some Don Prell genius and to grab your signed copy of the book!

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Thank You, 7 Mile House

A nice surprise last night during Jazz Appreciation Month’s Photograph and Literature sale at my local and very favorite jazz hangout. My music photography started there and is now incurable, so I have much to thank them for. But so nice to be recognized!

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Lots of band shots

As is normal for me, I’ve been going to lots of music venues both to enjoy myself and to shoot more musicians as I gear up for Volume 2 of my book, and in the process I’ve shot several bands. They’re not represented in my portfolio, so here are a few. Not sure what I’ll do with them, but maybe sometime there will be a book of bay area bands….