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Top photographers capture memorable moments in festivals, concerts, and other major jazz events.

Roy DeCarava: The Sounds He Saw

Much like a lost jazz recording, master photographer Roy DeCarava’s one-of-a-kind fine art book the sound i saw: improvisations on a jazz theme sat unpublished for decades. It existed solely as a maquette—essentially a mockup or prototype, crafted painstakingly by hand in 1960, shut inside a worn leather case and left to languish in a … Read More “Roy DeCarava: The Sounds He Saw”

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Photos: 2019 BRIC JazzFest

From October 24 to 26, the BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn celebrated its fifth anniversary in much the same way as its fourth and its third and … you get the idea: with a three-night, three-stage live music marathon featuring overlapping sets by legends, veterans, and newcomers alike. JazzTimes photographer Alan Nahigian was there for the duration, and … Read More “Photos: 2019 BRIC JazzFest”

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Photos: 28th Annual Jazz Foundation of America Loft Party

On Saturday, October 19, at Hudson Studios on the far west side of Manhattan, the Jazz Foundation of America held its 28th annual Jazz Loft Party, which it billed as “A Night for the Soul.” For four hours on two stages, a dazzling variety of artists performed, including pianist Bertha Hope (paying homage to her … Read More “Photos: 28th Annual Jazz Foundation of America Loft Party”

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Photos: Scene at the 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker is often credited for bringing jazz into the modern era. And for the past 27 years the festival named in his honor has been held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem. This year’s event took place from Aug. 21 – 25 and featured Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ravi Coltrane and many … Read More “Photos: Scene at the 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival”

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Photos: Backstage at New Jersey’s Montclair Jazz Festival

The Montclair Jazz Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, coming to a close on August 10 with performances from Bettye LaVette, Joey DeFrancesco, Mark Whitfield, Christian McBride, Eddie Palmieri, Mike Lee, and members of the Jazz House Collective, among others. Launched as a summer workshop for Jazz House Kids, one of the country’s most successful jazz … Read More “Photos: Backstage at New Jersey’s Montclair Jazz Festival”

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Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 1

For three warm and sunny days in and around Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., the 65th annual Newport Jazz Festival presented a wide array of musical artists. Performers on the opening Friday included bands both big (the Sun Ra Arkestra, led by Marshall Allen; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; the Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and small (Tia … Read More “Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 1”

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Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 3

Highlights of the third and final music-packed day at Newport included the high-powered and hilarious Sammy Miller & the Congregation; a three-piano tribute to Erroll Garner featuring Christian Sands, Tadataka Unno, and Helen Sung; Marcus Strickland’s compelling space explorations with Twi-Life; a scorching set from the Dafnis Prieto Big Band; and Camila Meza leading her … Read More “Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 3”

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