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Horace and Andy

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Horace Silver and Andy Bey
The Jazz Bakery – Los Angeles, CA
11.10.2006

Every photo tells a story.

Horace Silver and his family came in at the end of Andy Bey’s first set at The Jazz Bakery on that evening. I was very honored take this photo of them together. They share a rich history of music.

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The Capture of Life: Absent from Color – July 4 – 26, 2014 – Joyce Gordon Gallery

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The Capture of Life: Absent from Color
When: July 4 – July 26, 2014
Preview: Thursday, July 3rd 6-8pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, July 4th 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 19th 1-3pm

Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Photographers: Susan Bradley, Christine Chorney, Diallo Mwathi Jeffrey, James Knox, Toby Kahn, Carl W. Lantz, William Van Meter, Carl Posey, TaSin Sabir, Jonathan Taylor

Joyce Gordon Gallery – presents “The Capture of Life: Absent from Color”, a group exhibit of black and white photography, capturing various aspects of life with close attention to composition, light, and perspective of subject, stylized in a timeless monochromatic art form.

In this exhibit, “The Capture of Life: Absence from Color, a group of photographers use conventional and non-conventional techniques of black and white photography through subjects such as still life, lifestyle, fashion, portrait, landscapes, street photography and more. The goal of this exhibit is to bring about a similar birth to then Oakland, California’s Group f/64 with a more universal interest in both the classic and contemporary aesthetics culminating in colorless images to produce a colorful response.

Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists.

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Rest in peace, Jimmy Scott

Jimmy Scott @ Yoshi's Oakland

Jimmy Scott
Yoshi’s Oakland
July 19, 2011

Some days, I am just glad that I brought my camera with me.

I had the pleasure of hearing Jimmy Scott twice in concert. This occasion at Yoshi’s Oakland and the other was a few years prior at the Herbst Theatre. Both nights were quite memorable but for different reasons. Anytime you get to see a legend perform, it is a blessing. When Jimmy performed at the Herbst Theatre a few years ago, Melody Gardot was the opening act. Jimmy had not been in the best of health for several years but when he came on stage, he was magical and gave the best show that he could. What was shocking and appalling was that people were leaving in moderate numbers during his performance. The audience for his last Yoshi’s performance in 2011 was much more reverent and attentive.

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Another take!

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Faye Carol and Joe Warner
The School of the Get Down
Chamber Art House – Berkeley, CA
05.28.14

I took a few photos of Faye and Joe for their upcoming duo concert in Walnut Creek at Joe’s dad’s church on June 22 at 4PM (More details to come.)

I changed this photo to black and white. It gives a really retro feel like it was taken in the 60′s with your favorite auntie singing her heart out in your living room.

Kalamu Chache - James, thanks for posting in advance the upcoming concert that’s about to happen for Faye Carol. When there’s a flyer ready on this, please be sure that I get it. As you know, I regularly promote events on Facebook in an effort to help bring the arts closer to people’s hearts. I’d like to do this with Faye’s event. Thank you. ~Chaché~

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Deep in the groove…

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I had just finished photographing Gladys Knight’s set at KBLX Soul Music Festival at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord and I saw my friend, Debra, deep in the groove enjoying the music without anything distracting her. I took a few photos of her that I recently found in my archives.

Photographed – 09.25.2010

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Davies Symphony Hall

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA
06.19.11

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis at Davies Symphony Hall for one of the final concerts of the SFJAZZ Spring Season 2011. It was truly a spectacular evening of music. Last night,the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis opened their four day run at the SFJAZZ Center Miner Auditorium to sold out audiences throughout the weekend.

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Valerie Troutt @ Studio Grand

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Valerie Troutt @ Studio Grand
3234 Grand Avenue, Oakland
03.13.14

Valerie Troutt Jazz/Soul Project

Valerie Troutt – vocals
Maya Kronfeld – piano
Rafa Postel – trumpet
Raul Perales – bass electric guitar
Darian Gray – drums, keyboard and spoken world

Check out upcoming shows for Valerie, www.valerietrouttprojects.com.
Check out Studio Grand. It is an amazing arts and music space right here in our Oakland. www.studiogrand.org

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