This Los Angeles-based shooter has specialized over
the last few years in images from the annual New Orleans
Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest), but he's got
a wide selection from his mainly black-and-white portfolio
online. Some great shots and an eye-catching home page.
Sleek site by the well-known shooter who began his work
in the 1950s. Loaded with gallery images, including
his excellent work outside of jazz photography. He has
captured many jazz greats, including Chet Baker, Miles,
Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Dinah Washington and countless
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Probably the most famous jazz photographer, Gottlieb
essentially set the standard with his Speed Graphic
working at The Washington Post starting in 1938.
His astounding body of work is now part of the Library
of Congress collection. This site is rich in its gallery
images and wonderful stories of Gottlieb's memories
of his very memorable subjects, including Duke Ellington,
Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and
of course, Billie Holiday.
From the 1940s through the mid-50s, Leonard captured
the essence of the New York jazz scene like no else.
His stellar collection of photographs, featuring Charlie
Parker, Sarah Vaughan Lena Horne, Thelonius, Monk is
part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent archives.
His site has a gallery of 28 images.
San Francisco native Jim Marshall looks to be primarily
a rock photographer, but he has shot John Coltrane,
Cannonball Adderly, Miles, and others. His site was
very slow to load when we last checked, but does contain
selected artist images.
prolific photographer who resides in Atlanta. Jim Alexander
has spent over forty years refining his art of documentary
photography. A photojournalist, teacher, activist, entrepreneur
and media consultant, Mr. Alexander has been on the
scene -- at festivals, concerts, cultural events, rallies,
demonstrations, meetings and marches, photographing
events that guided the course of history.
I have been shooting jazz since 1991 when I was commissioned
to cover the first edition of the Malta International
Jazz Festival. I was already doing a good amount of
theatrical photography at the time and was quite excited
at the prospect of capturing on film some of the best
exponents of my favorite music.
Parent (1923-1987) was a prolific photographer in postwar
Boston and pioneered the technique of shooting with
available light in the city's dimly lit clubs. Of over
200,000 photos in his archive, the Web site contains
some of his best, with a featured artist changed monthly.
Lee Tanner began using a camera as a teenager in New
York City. An avid jazz fan from the age of eight and
inspired by the jazz photography of Gjon Mili, Bill
Claxton, Herb Snitzer, and Herman Leonard, he turned
to documenting the jazz scene with a love for the music
comparable only to his creative drive for visual expression.
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Album covers of famous Blue Note jazz recording artists.
Blue Note. The Finest in Jazz Since 1939.