Jazz Photography In and Around DC

Michael Wilderman has been living and photographing
in the Washington DC area for 35 years and has documented artists
local and associated with DC, and jazz activities unique to the nation's capital.

Shirley Horn & Buck Hill
DC's First Lady of Jazz, Shirley Horn and her Trio
with special guest Buck Hill - Charles Ables on bass and Steve Williams on drums.

Buck Hill
Buck Hill, April 25, 1992

Buck Hill
Buck Hill and Webster Young at the Kennedy Center, November, 1994

Keter Betts
Keter Betts, February, 1997

Mary Jefferson group
Singer Mary Jefferson with Andrew White on electric bass and guitarist Bill Harris
at Charlie's Georgetown back room.

National Treasure Awards
National Treasure Awards at Cap City Festival Kickoff-September 22, 1988
John Conyers,Jr., Bill Harris, Benny Carter and Roy Haynes

Dexter Gordon/John Conyers, Jr.

Dexter Gordon and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. at a
Howard University tribute to Dexter, December 1986.

President Clinton and the Jazz All-Stars at the 1991 Inaugural Ball - with Hillary Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Al Grey, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Jr., & Clark Terry.

NEA Jazz Masters Awards
Danny Barker, Buck Clayton and Clark Terry receiving the NEA Jazz Masters Awards
January 31, 1991

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Scores
At the announcement of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Scores
David Baker, John Conyers, Jr., Roger Kennedy, and Gunther Schuller
John Hasse on right in second photo
April 24,1991

CBC Awards
Congressional Black Forum Jazz Awards
to Jon Hendricks (September, 2000) and James Moody (September, 2004)

Smithson Award 1990
Smithson Awards to Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, and Benny Carter
November 30, 1990

Dave Brubeck-Eleanor Holmes Norton
Dave Brubeck receiving Congressional Award from Eleanor Holmes Norton, September, 2005

diz rehearsal
Rehearsal at Wolf Trap for Salute to Dizzy Gillespie, 1987
with Sam Rivers, Arnie Lawrence, David Amram, Jimmy Owens, Diz, and Walter Davis.

Billy Taylor at Wolf Trap
Billy Taylor at Wolf Trap, July 6, 1980

John Malachi at Wolf Trap
John Malachi at Wolf Trap, June 21, 1981

Frank Wess at Wolf Trap
Frank Wess at Wolf Trap, June 21, 1981

Sir Roland Hann
Sir Roland Hanna, April, 1992

Charlie Rouse
Charlie Rouse, with Sphere at Baird Auditorium, March, 1985

Charlie Byrd
Charlie Byrd, Blues Alley, September, 1991

At Blues Alley
Rusty Hassan, Felix Grant, W. Royal Stokes, Alexey Batashev and Bill Brower at Blues Alley
October 24, 1988

Sonny Rollins and Ron Holloway at Blues Alley
Sonny Rollins and Ron Holloway at Blues Alley, April, 1986

At Blues Alley
Byron Morris and Unity at Blues Alley, November, 2000

Hamiet Bluiett and Olu Dara at dc space
Hamiet Bluiett and Olu Dara at dc space, June 19, 1982

Brother Ah
Brother Ah at World Jazz Festival on Freedom Plaza, July 4, 1997

Long Tongues
Long Tongues, Julius Hemphill's Saxophone Opera,a production of
District Curators, was a musical reimaging of the history of the Bohemian Caverns.
December, 1990

Butch Warren at the Bohemian Caverns
Butch Warren at the Bohemian Caverns, February, 2011

Shirley Horn, New Years
Shirley Horn, New Years at the One Step Down
December 30, 1990

Malachi Thompson and Billy Harper at the One Step Down
Malachi Thompson and Billy Harper at the One Step Down with
James King, Nasar Abadey, and Wade Beach
May 24, 1991

Hamiet Bluiett at HR-57
Hamiet Bluiett at HR-57 with Ed Cherry, Ben Williams, Nashiet Waits, and Chief Bey, March, 2000

DeeDee Bridgewater-Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
DeeDee Bridgewater at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (now the DC Jazz Festival), October 2008

Manassas Jazz Festival
Johnson Fat Cat McRee and Wild Bill Davison at the Manassas Jazz Festival
November 1987

DC Jazz Montage
Montage of Various DC Jazz Scenes

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