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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 20:42

Top Ten Tuesday: July 9th edition

This second Tuesday in July brings another Top Ten Jazz Photos list, based on your Likes on www.timothyforbes.com. I'll be publishing the results each week through the end of the month so keep the Likes coming!

Do these lists mean anything? Nope. But they are an excuse to give shout outs to some fantastic musicians I've had the pleasure of photographing over the last year and incentive for you to hop on my site to voice your opinion for the shots you're feeling.

And, without further ado, here are this week's Top Ten, complete with a new #1 photo...Click on the photo to view more details and Like it, or view more than 1,000 photos by musician or performance.

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 20:08

Top Ten Tuesday inaugural results

I'm happy to post the results of the inaugural Top Ten Tuesday - all made possible by you and your Likes!

You can Like any photo at any time by browsing by performance, by musician, or by the current Top Ten Jazz Photos. Each week, I'll publish the current top ten during Keanna Faircloth's Evening Jazz program on WPFW.

Thanks so much to Keanna having me on 89.3 to chat jazz photography here in the District and the launch of this new site! And, without further ado, here are the Top Ten Jazz Photos on this site based on your votes!

It was just over a year ago that I stumbled into a jazz gig with my camera to marry an appreciation for the music with a desire to photograph something new beyond the travel and portrait work I had done.

That stumbling quickly became habit, yielding more than 950 published photos of better than 150 musicians. It even landed me a little critical acclaim. And soon that little corner of my website that housed those photos in a long list by performance just wasn't cutting it anymore.

A little over two weeks before opening night for the DCist Exposed Photography Show and word on the street is that half of the 1,000 tickets to the opening nights have already been sold. They're just $10 in advance and $15 at the door, if any remain. Get yours today to see my shot of Michael Thomas along with the 41 other winners.

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Check out the official press release for details.

When Dr. Leonard Brown, saxophonist and father of Omrao Brown, Bohemian Caverns owner, was unable to make scheduled gigs this weekend, the cave had to find musicians to spell him as bandleader of Joyful Noise. Saturday night saw local trumpeter Donvonte McCoy step in.

I've had the pleasure of hearing McCoy with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Kiyem Ade but Saturday was the first opportunity I had to hear him fronting a band. He and his band mates did not disappoint.

With McCoy were Herman Burney on bass, Bob Butta on piano, Herb Scott on saxophone and Kush Abadey on drums.