Kevin Harris, Why Not Jazz Room

September 17, 2014

Today I’ll probably be checking out a Kevin Harris at the Why Not Jazz Room. He’s a piano player, I might even have a picture of him somewhere on this site, that I met while taking photos of Cyrus at the Jazz Standard. I haven’t been going out much as of late, with a baby at home and all. I did go out Monday to go see Bruce Harris perform at Apotheke. He has a weekly gig there but hes off to Japan or something so I figured I’d see him before he goes. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get any pictures despite bringing my camera. ( I hate dimly lit places… ) but It was a fun night none-the-less. When he gets back I’ll go again, despite it not being my type of venue. ( Too many people ). They did do the 90’s R&B hip hop thing and I haven’t seen that in YEARS.

Looks like I’m seeing a bunch of Harris’ this week. I should somehow squeeze going to Barry Harris’ class in there :-P Anyways, I will drag my camera out tonight too. Hopefully I might be able to get some decent pics and if so, new images will be coming.

A Great Day in Harlem

July 28, 2014

So last Wednesdays, I had a photoshoot with jazz singer Cynthia Eytina. Randomly walked around Harlem and scouted out good locations for a shoot, and ended up with some great pictures.

Cynthia Eytina

It was a fun shoot, hoping I can get more in the future, but with a newborn at home time outside of the house is getting to be few and far in between.

The week before I did do a shoot for another friend of mine, Kazz Sapp, who is working on something having to do with the Institutional Memory Of Jazz. Also working on him for the website but waiting to put content up there. Soon, I will have photos added from that shoot. Currently they are sitting on my computer and not being worked on. Unfortunately my laptop screen cracked and its been a bit hard going trying to find another with an updated version of Photoshop that works with the raw images from a Canon 7D…. Oh wells.

I need to start working on this site more and I’m sorry posts have been few and far in between, but I hope you enjoy the pics I took of Cynthia. Sometime soon I will have pics from Kazz’s workshop. Until next time!

Wow

June 28, 2014

I haven’t updated this thing in, how long?

I’ve been busy. Well, if by busy you mean pregnant. Lol. But yes, two months ago I gave birth to a baby boy named after a certain Monk like piano player… I haven’t been out much since but I am out right now (as in right this second) at a session I used to frequent, taking photos so I don’t have to play anything on trumpet. ( Yes I have my horn, but no i’m not playing anything. I’m a photographer, not a trumpet player dammit lol ) Anyways, since I only have a Point-and-shoot with me I’m not too sure how good the pics will come out, but hopefully, i’ll have some good ones to upload. If so I’ll add them to site sometime within the week.

Jonathan Saraga at Tomi Jazz

October 22, 2013

November 2, 2013 I am heading over to Tomi Jazz to see Jonathan Saraga play with his trio, featuring Jonathan Saraga on trumpet, Walter Stinson on bass, and Matt Honor on drums.

Jonathan Saraga at Tomi Jazz

I’ll bring my camera to capture some photos, hopefully the place is nicely lit. I’ve never been before so one can hope : fingers crossed : Other than that there is not much on my radar. Later tonight I’m debating going to the Blue Note to see the Dizzy Gillespie tribute, where Roy Hargrove and Cyrus Chestnut will be playing tonight. I’m still on the fence about it…

I saw Ravi Coltrane a few weeks ago, ran into Savion Glover who kinda made me feel like an idiot because I recognized him from somewhere but could quite place it. Other than that I’ve been largely ghost from going out or doing things… But pretty soon I shall have updates!

Louis Hayes Photos are being processed!

September 17, 2013

So, this weekend I went to see Louis Hayes at Dizzy’s. My friend Dezron was playing and he invited me to swing by so I said sure why not. I went Saturday and Sunday, Sunday, bringing my camera that Sunday. It was a great show ( even though they skipped over a measure while playing Lush Life, lol ) and I took some hopefully ok photos.

The band was  Louis Hayes on drums, Abraham Burton on saxophone, Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Anthony Wonsey on piano and Dezron Douglas on bass. I was at the bar since tickets were reservations were sold out but the seats were great ( right by the drums ) lol. The only issue is I dont have too many good photos of Anthony Wonsey, the pianist. He was all the way on the other side of the room and there was no way I could position myself to get decent photos of him :-(

Anyways, check out the gallery, I think I got some decent shots! I will probably add more when I have a chance to edit/process them.

Louis Hayes and the Jazz Communicators

September 16, 2013

So yesterday and the day before I went to Dizzy’s to see the legendary Louis Hayes. I brought my camera so once I transfer photos to my hard drive I will be working on updating the pictures. The band included Louis Hayes on drums, Abraham Burton on saxophone, Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Anthony Wonsey on piano and Dezron Douglas on bass. I hope I got some good shots. Other than that, there isn’t much on my radar going on in the next couple weeks. I have a friend that is performing at Dizzy’s coming up, and I plan to check that out, but I will probably leave my camera at home that day.