Art and JAZZ news from Jessica Levant


March 2018


The Lunch Carriers

The March Exhibition at the SFWA Gallery is called Homage in honor of International Women's Month. The image above, The Lunch Carriers, is a photograph I took on the Peruvian Amazon last year in a town called Nauta. We watched the women prepare lunches and pack them up to take down to the ferryboats to sell to the travelers and workers. I was impressed by the their interactivity, teamwork, industriousness, as much as by their colorful clothing and cheerful banter. When they began walking to the pier, the 'procession' was a picture in the making.

In the Print Bin

Four of my favorites from Aix-en-Provence, matted in white, ready for your own standard 16 x 20" frames:

Bin Prints - March-April

You are cordially invited to the opening reception on Thursday, March 8th from 5:30 - 8pm at the SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving Street @ 8th Avenue, San Francisco. I hope to share a glass with you! If you can't make that, the show will be up until April 1st. The gallery is open from Tuesdays through Sundays. Check for opening hours.

New Works in February

Mostly in February I worked on the jazz photos (below), but I also have loaded several more photos from France onto my website. Below are six of my favorite black & whites. Check out larger versions of these and others on my works Feb 2018

And now for the Jazz!

Jazz Festival Photos

I was really excited to be chosen to provide the photos for the Seven Mile House's first annual Jazz Festival. There is a permanent photo gallery (the "Jazz Wall of Fame") in the club itself and two pages of photographs on the website showing my photos of individual Bay Area jazz musicians, some from the books below and some taken more recently. For those of you who are jazz lovers, this will be a day not to miss! Do check the details at

The books of course ....

Bay Area Jazz & BluesiciansThe two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians, with a total of 251 local musicians photographed while performing are available on (fastest way to get them) or online at probably a bit cheaper and takes 7 - 10 days to receive them. You can preview some of the pages on either site. If you prefer hand to hand consumerism, they can be purchased at Glen Park's Bird & Beckett Books & Records who just got a new supply, at Noise a really cool record store on Balboa St, San Francisco and The Jazz Conservatory bookstore in Berkeley.

Street SeensAnd never out of date, Street Seens can still be had from It's full of street photography from my jaunts here and there in the world, and it's available in both paper and hard cover versions.

You can preview the whole book HERE. It's only available online - purchase details on the preview page.

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