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Welcome to jazzvisionsphotos.com


Welcome to the website of jazz photographer Michael Wilderman. Here are some
samples of my photos from the broad spectrum of music known as "jazz":


Image Map DeDe Pierce of Preservation Hall Benny Carter Roy Eldridge Benny Goodman Ella Fitzgerald Dizzy Gillespie Dexter Gordon Stan Getz Art Blakey Sonny Rollins Betty Carter Tito Puente

Image Map Miles Davis Charles Mingus Rahsaan Roland Kirk Cecil Taylor Ornette Coleman Sun Ra Pharoah Sanders World Saxophone Quartet Art Ensemble of Chicago William Parker

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What's New

I have been trying different design software to help create updated galleries, and have settled on jAlbum. Using it, I added a new gallery of my photographs taken in the 1970s at or concerts produced by Keystone Korner, San Francisco. This is a work in progress, more images will be added.
I also updated two existing galleries: the DC Jazz Scene and the CD Cover galleries:

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I provided the cover photographs and design for The Question, A New Book by Joel Futterman. I also helped format and edit the text of this unique volume. Check it out.


Pianist Joel Futterman's creative energies have burst forth in this unusual and compelling volume. Joel's empathy for humanity is paramount. For a world with great economic disparities, and in social, political, and spiritual turmoil; Joel provides a series of dialogues of questions and parables that advance the search for inner and outer peace. The Question could be the answer.

The Question is available by direct purchase (click) from Joel's web site.



News

Jazz T-shirts with my photos have been unavailable since Gear, Ink. went out of business. But, a new company, Delta Haze, has taken over their production, and NOW the T-shirts are available. Click HERE for images and a link.




Need a photo of a jazz musician?
Please link to my PAGE LISTING MUSICIANS and others whom I have photographed.


Photo Sales - I have a PayPal Account with a Payment Link Established! Please link to my PAGE with info on photo availability.




The Sun Ra Arkestra made its second consequitive Halloween season appearance in Washington, DC on Octber 30th at Liv (the more open music space upstairs from the Bohemian Caverns). 91 year old Marshall Allen led the Arkestra is his usual fine fashion. In keeping with the season, Danny Thompson portrayed the bebop vampire, ala Philly Joe Jones.

Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Alle, 10-30-2015 Danny Thompson, Sun Ra Arkestra, 10-30-2015


The brand new CD release by pianist Joel Futterman ia a two-CD set of 2014 solo recordings demonstrating Joel's multiple musical perspectives. I provided the photo/graphic and did the layout for the package.

Marc Medwin wrote:
If his Creation series is a compendium of his pianistic techniques, Reflection distills and augments them, documenting the continued development of a master technician, a probing intellect and a spirit whose adventurousness and creativity know no boundaries and who accepts only the freedom that comes from music born of dedication and created in the moment.

Reflection I & II




The Vision Festival in NYC in July celebrated the 20th Anniversary of VISION / The On-going Legacy of FreeJazz with great music, art, and dance. The six nights were bookended by the opening set of Douglas Ewart and Quasar and the closing set by Hamiet Bluiett's Telepathic Orchestra. Included in between were major musical offerings of William Parker's Martin Luther King Project Part 6: "Fire Flower" and Karl Berger's Improvisers Chamber Orchestra "The Sertso Suite," and much more.

Arts For Art's current calendar can be seen at http://www.artsforart.org/events/calendar

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Link to Previous Activities

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The site was established in 1997 on John Coltrane's birthday and was relocated to this domain in June 2001.

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It is unlawful and not nice to reproduce these images without the express permission of the copyright holder.


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