THE YEAH-YEAH-YEAHS live, NYC 2013
WALLACE RONEY QUINTET at The Blue Note, January 2015
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE at Central Park Summer Stage 2014
JON BATISTE and STAY HUMAN at Central Park Summer Stage 2014
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 BAND at the Highline Ballroom 2014
MIKE DILLON BAND @ Brooklyn Bowl
Mike Dillon Band opens for Fishbone @ Brooklyn Bowl
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80, ZOZO AFRO BEAT...
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Band take the stage at The Highline Ballroom. Zozo Afrobeat is the opening act.
AL FOSTER AND FRIENDS
Al Foster celebrates his 70th birthday at Smoke, NYC. On hand were frequent collaborator Doug Weiss on Bass and guest appearance by Wallace Roney on Trumpet. Wallace brought along his tenor man Ben Solomon who joined in the festivities.
NILE RODGERS & RZA
Backstage at Randall's Island Hip Hop festival
Two views of Ron Carter at work at The Blue Note, NYC
Wallace Roney - one of my favourite trumpeters, appearing at Zinc Bar in 2012
CRAIG HARRIS ENSEMBLE
Craig Harris leading an ensemble of like minded musicians in spontaneous creation at The Dwyer Center in Harlem.
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE at The Blue Note
These guys bring their own special brand of brass marching band jazz and funk hybrid to listening venues like The Blue Note. Well worth checking them out!
PUBLIC ENEMY at Randall's Island
Chuck D and Flavor Flav performing "Bring The Noise" with special guest Scott Ian
Terence Blanchard at Birdland, NYC
DR. EDDIE HENDERSON
Eddie Henderson appears here at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, NYC, in a band featuring Juilliard faculty members. And yes he really is a doctor!!!
JERRY GONZALEZ waits in the wings to sit in with JEFF 'TAIN' WATTS at Zinc Bar, NYC. Jerry Gonzalez came to prominence as the leader of The Fort Apache Band in the late 1970s.
Two views of JOE FARNSWORTH
Performing at SMOKE, NYC
Performing live at Terminal Five, NYC, Opening for SADE in Philadelphia
Lionel Loueke appears here at The Jazz Standard, alongside him - Drummer Ferenc Nemeth
Duane Eubanks at The Jazz Standard with fellow trumpeter Maurice Brown. They appeared on this date alongside trombone legend Curtis Fuller.
SADE ADU in my livingroom
Performing at Birdland, NYC
FEMI KUTI in New York City
Performing at NYC Central Park Summer Stage
Roy Hargrove at The Blue Note
JIMMY HEATH in Tenor and Soprano
Shot at Birdland, NYC
CHUCK D - The Quiet Firebrand.
I have shots of Chuck D at his fiery best in action on stage, but these "snapshot" moments for me represent the breaks between the claps of thunder from one of rap music's most powerful voices.
Three Views of ESPERANZA SPALDING
Shot with ESPERANZA SPALDING at the White House for HBO and at a show in Brooklyn, NY with GERI ALLEN & CO. She is fabulously talented.
FISHBONE - Louder than EVER
From a performance in New York in July 2012
I have been a fan of FISHBONE ever since I first heard them in 1985. It had been a while since I had seen them till this summer. Without doubt they continue to be one of my favourite bands to see live. They are also a band that photographs great too.