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Occasional snaps and thoughts from here and there posted on a random basis with no rhyme and minimal reason. For things less random, check out the travel photo Galleries.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 22:34

2013 DCist Exposed Photography Winners

It was great to get the news today that a shot of mine of Michael Thomas on trumpet at Bohemian Caverns was selected as one of 42 winning shots in the 2013 DCist Exposed Photography Competition.

The competition was held on the photo site Flickr and will feature all of the winners in an exhibit at the Long View Gallery in D.C. from March 27 - April 7. Details will follow for those interested in coming out.

To kick off a new year of shooting local jazz in D.C., I couldn't have found myself at a better gig than the Quincy Phillips Quintet at Bohemian Caverns on Friday. The night featured Quincy Phillips on drums, Kris Funn on bass, Janelle Gill on piano, Tim Green on alto saxophone and Quamon Fowler on tenor saxophone and EWI.

Here's a sample from the evening:

Check out the new gallery of native Washingtonian and New York resident Marc Cary and his Focus Trio at Bohemian Caverns in December. Cary performed with Tarus Mateen on bass, Brian Settles on saxophone, and Sameer Gupta on drums and tablas.

Saturday, 29 December 2012 18:24

Best D.C. jazz photography of 2012

While I had the pleasure of doing some portrait and event work and exhibited my safari photo collection this year, 2012 was unquestionably dominated by live jazz for me.

Since the end of May, I've had the distinct pleasure of shooting more than twenty-five gigs and publishing more than 570 photos from local D.C. jazz shows. Here are twenty-two photos of live jazz in the District from 2012, numbered and presented not by preference but in chronological order:

Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:22

Jazz is ______: What is jazz to you?

What is jazz to you? Comment below or join the conversation on Facebook.