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

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What's New and Recent

Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Peter Kowald

This is a new double CD set from No Business Records with one CD of a trio of Kidd Jordan, Peter Kowald and Alvin Fielder, and a second CD of duos of Kidd Jordan and Alvin Fielder. I provided photographs and production coordination.

The CD is for sale directly from me for a special price of $20, shipping included for U.S. orders. For more information and to purchase, click HERE.

Vita Brevis, a new CD by Borah Bergman, with Kidd Jordan, William Parker, and Michael Wimberley. The CD package contains two of my photos.

This moving music is available at Downtown Music Gallery.

Interinfinity, CD by Joel Futterman and Alvin Fielder Duo

This music was recorded June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Marc Medwin wrote, "Rising from crystalline whispers to title waves of tone, timbre and rhythm, this is music born of the power that only instant communication and listening on the deepest level can foster."

I provided the photos, design and did the graphic layout for the CD package.

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

Check out the updated DC Jazz Gallery - with photos of Washington, DC jazz artists, venues and activities.

My photos were exhibited December 4th at the Orensanz Center in NYC as part of the important Under_Line fundraiser to help develop a permanent music and arts space in the Lower East Side. This is one of the photos displayed:

The William Parker Ensemble at Sound Unity II, at the old Knitting Factory, October 14, 1988.

Vision Festival 17 took place Monday June 11th, 2012 through Sunday June 17th.
The festival honored Joe McPhee for a "A LifeTime of Achievement"
and my photo of him was featured on the cover of the festival program.
Click HERE or on the cover image to see this photo and selections from the festival.

Click HERE to see the festival schedule and other information.

On their page, click on the "Community" button to see a Joe McPhee video from the festival
and video of the Panel Discussion "Free Jazz / Free Music - Why Then Why Now"
with Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Burrell, Howard Mandel, Hamiet Bluiett, and Scott Currie.

The new jazz text book, DISCOVERING JAZZ by John Edward Hasse and Tad Lathrop contains ten of my photos.
A sample chapter is temporarily available for review on the Pearson web site, just click on the cover image.

I did the photo, oil pastel, and layout for Joel Futterman's new CD Remembering Dolphy. It's piano solo explorations of the music of Eric Dolphy. Nothing like this has ever been done before! I also did the cover for his CD, The Fall, a unique musical experience. Music samples (and other photos of mine) at:

I provided the layout and photo montages for Byron Morris' new CD Unity, A Retrospective. The music is a collection of recordings that Unity made during the late '70s and early '80s. Listen to the music samples at the site.

There are also many of my photos on Byron's website at I am now Byron's "webmaster" and have added many photos of Byron, Hilton Ruiz, and others.

Kidd Jordan Photo Exhibit

Click HERE for a New page with a slideshow exhibit of my photographs of New Orleans musicians and scenes. These photos are all pre-Katrina.

The VISION FESTIVAL - XVI took place Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th, 2011.
Peter Brötzmann was honored with a Lifetime of Achievement Award, and presented a Billy Bang Tribute.
This is always the best week of AvantJazz that ocurrs in the U.S. I was pleased to exhibit my photos of Peter Brotzmann and Billy Bang.

Vision Festival XV in June 2010 celebrated a lifetime of achievement by Muhal Richard Abrams on an evening with an emotional Muhal solo performance dedicated to Fred Anderson, who was scheduled to appear that night, but had passed away that morning in a Chicago hospital. Muhal also played a dynamic trio set with Ari Brown and Harrison Bankhead. Other festival highlights that I heard were the Charles Gayle Bass Choir's tribute for Norris "Sirone" Jones; The Blues Escaped band with Roy Campbell, jr., Kidd Jordan, Jason Kao Hwang, William Parker, and Hamid Drake; Billy Bang's Spirit of Sir One; the David S. Ware Trio; and the Sabir Mateen Ensemble.

For more information, see the Vision Festival website.

The 2009 Vision Festival in New York City, June 9-15, honored a lifetime of achievement by Marshall Allen.
The festival included an exhibit of my photographs with Marshall and his colleagues as the subjects.

Marshall Allen Photo Exhibit

Click HERE to link to a NEW page with an exhibit of my Marshall Allen photographs,
which have also been featured in the latest Signal To Noise magazine.

Marshall Allen, Oct. 2003 Marshall Allen, Oct. 1986

After the outstanding Sun Ra Arkestra set, all the musicians were called to the stage for a group photo:

In 2008, the Vision Festival honored the musical achievements of Edward "Kidd" Jordan. I was pleased to be able to present a digital projection of photos of my friend Kidd. I have converted the slideshow for viewing on a new page and have added more images, including those from the 2008 Vision Festival and beyond.

Kidd Jordan Photo Exhibit

Click HERE to link to a NEW page with the slideshow exhibit of my Kidd Jordan photographs.

My links page has been updated with additions.

Check out the updated Latin Jazz - Exhibits & Photo Gallery page.

Latin Jazz Gallery - Hilton Ruiz

Click HERE TO CONTACT Jazz Visions and Michael Wilderman by email

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

All images are copyright by Michael Wilderman/JazzVisionsPhotos.
It is unlawful and not nice to reproduce these images without the express permission of the copyright holder.

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