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A unique library that holds many years' work capturing images of 1000's of musicians performing their craft. Photographs are available to purchase online, as prints or posters.

The Golden Age of Jazz is a gallery of classic photos taken between 1938-48 by William P. Gottlieb. Prints, the book, and posters can be ordered. Commercial licensing rights are available.

The jazz photography of Bob Barry. Features a large catalog of images, and signed museum quality black and white prints available for purchase.

More than 400 pictures of the best jazz artists of today are presented in this unique gallery of jazz photographs made between 1960 and 1983.

Shooting primarily in black and white, using only available light with a Leica camera system, Skip Bolen is dedicated to "capturing the moment" of some of today's most exciting jazz performers on and offstage, revealing images infused with the spontaneous intensity, raw energy and collaborative spirit of the live jazz performance.

Jazz photographer Ron Hudson has made it his business to capture those translucent moments for 30 years.

More than 20,000 images later, he’s still enamored with the process and with the musicians who blend their energy and talent with his.

From such legends as Count Basie to Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald, and the young lions such as Stefon Harris, Joshua Redmond, Christian McBride and Regina Carter, Hudson has “sat in’’ with the best of them, recording their performance images on black & white film.

Hudson’s work is featured in four major books: Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years (with forward by Clint Eastwood) as well as A Paradise called Pebble Beach by author Ray March, A life in the Golden Age of Jazz, A Biography of Buddy DeFranco. and most recently Take Five, the public and private lives of Paul Desmond by Doug Ramsey.

Hudson, also an accomplished professional illustrator and graphic artist with numerous national and regional awards to his credit, was chosen to create the official poster for the 30th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. In addition to the Monterey honor, Hudson’s photography and design skills have been tapped by the Pacific Kool Jazz Festival, the Pablo Jazz Concert Series, musicians Dave Brubeck, Dave Peck and David Friesen.

Hudson’s jazz photos have also been featured at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Art, the Viewpoint Gallery in Carmel, California, Soil Gallery, Seattle, Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend and an on-going show of his jazz photography at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

Ron says-
"It has been an honor, a privilege and an education to photograph these incredible musicians.
Giving back to jazz is important to me. A percentage of the sales of my jazz photography is donated to jazz education."

Ron is a member of the Jazz Photographers Association and the International Association for Jazz Education.

John R. Fowler is a photographer with a particular interest in jazz. John has photographed an extensive list of Canadian and international artists in clubs and at festivals in Canada and the US. John photographs almost exclusively in black and white.

John’s work reflects a love of the music and a sincere admiration for the artists he portrays. He tries to capture on film the energy, emotion, dedication and skill that these talented artists display while performing.

John began a serious study of photography when he moved to Ottawa in 1985. He began attending the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and in 1987 started to take photographs of the performers.

John’s work has been exhibited at the National Arts Centre, National Library of Canada, National Press Club and at the Ginn Gallery. John’s photographs have been published in CODA, Down Beat and Planet Jazz magazines and used on CD covers, web sites and posters. John is a member of the Jazz Journalists Association

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