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Mar 23, 2015 11:16 as a reply to post 17487556 |  #16

Some thoughts:

For me, the starting point is that I like the music. Given that, and maybe an openness and interest for experiment you're ready to go. Jazz is a wide field with lots of variation, so you can find percussionists with lots of equipment and action:


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Other variants include ethnic jazz, jazz-rock, cross-overs into reggae/hiphop.

Some musicians move quite a lot (see Stan in the first image of this thread), though that brings difficulties in poor lighting.

Often performers come forward to front of stage for their solos.

There is some unspoken communication between band members, which I find interesting, like the look in Matt PineBomb's photo a couple of posts above.

You can get the more introvert moments, like your own shots above; portrait photography of a kind.

Small venues, where you're close to the performers.

Groups vary from small to Big Band.

Little or no hassle getting permission.

Above all, enjoy & don't get in the way of the other people in the audience.

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May 11, 2015 12:18 |  #17

Jim Campilongo, pictured below, playing the 55 Bar, NYC. He's not strictly jazz. He doesn't seem to be strictly anything. Drawing from jazz, blues, country, and rock, his playing has an almost vocal quality to it. One of my favorites and a local. That's actually ISO 16000.

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May 11, 2015 13:03 |  #18

Jerome Charlemagne playing "Cool Jazz" on his Sax at Maríah Bistrot in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- December 2012

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May 11, 2015 13:14 as a reply to PineBomb's post |  #19

Hi Matt, the increased image size comes across very well. - Camera/lens combo works well too. I wish I could focus like that with f 1.8


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May 11, 2015 15:06 |  #20

Thanks Frank.

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It's the EF 85 f/1.8 --AF like magic bullets.


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May 24, 2015 10:32 |  #21

Here's another from the 55 Bar, NYC. I thought it was a worthwhile inclusion due to the jazz violinist. This is the Melissa Stylianou (vocals) Quintet with guest Zach Brock (violin).

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May 27, 2015 20:02 |  #22

A couple from a local month "Jazz Night" at a local club.


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Thanks for posting, Darrell

Great work with the focus/DOF

Just my 2 cents: I'd pare it down some more, cropping out the sleeve and the face above the mouthpiece.


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Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans at the grand opening of The Chapel in San Francisco. October 7th, 2012


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That's a fun band. I've seen them a few times and once with Allen Toussaint.


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Jun 23, 2015 12:07 as a reply to PineBomb's post |  #27

Just back from London. Attended 5 jazz gigs there :-D:-D:-D


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Matt Baker (jazz pianist), Birdland, NYC, shot Jun. 8, 2015.

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Nice perspective in that first one.

Below is Jon Batiste @ MoMA NYC tonight--a favorite of mine in recent years. I don't think he'll be playing small clubs for long.

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