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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.

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

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 and is in production. So, NOW the T-shirts are available again. Click HERE for images and a link.

What's New and Recent

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


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My photo of Sun Ra and June Tyson is on the cover of the newly released I Roam the Cosmos a 51-minute cosmo-drama call & response between Sunny and June, backed by the Arkestra, recorded in 1972 at Slug's Saloon, NYC. Mastered 24-bit from the original tape, exclusively for iTunes. Available at:

What's Recent

Along Came Ra... the Heliocentric Halloween Festival in DC was 3-day celebration of all things Sun Ra. The Sun Ra Arkestra concert Halloween night was terrific, the street parade was great, and Januwa Moja's fashion show with the Arkestra jamming Space Is The Place while the ladies strutted across the stage was special. My photos were be exhibited at the Pop-Up Museum, where Marshall Allen, Danny Thompson, Januwa, and Bill Warrell delivered the artist's talk, moderated by Dr. Thomas Stanley.

I also added a lot of photos to my Sun Ra and Sun Ra Arkestra page.Please check it out.

The Historical Society of Washington's Spring 2014-Volume 26 publication is a special issue Jazz In Washington, which contains a number of my photographs. Some of these can be seen in my DC Jazz Gallery. More information and a link for purchase is available at the Historical Society's web site.

The Vision Festival 19 in June 2014celebrated Charles Gayle for his Lifetime of Achievement and also honored artist Jeff Schlanger, the Music Witness..

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 a review, 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.

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

I did the photo, oil pastel, and layout for Joel Futterman's new CD Remembering Dolphy, 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.

Check out my Latin Jazz - Exhibits & Photo Gallery page.

Latin Jazz Gallery - Hilton Ruiz

Kidd Jordan Photo Exhibit

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

The jazz text book, DISCOVERING JAZZ by John Edward Hasse and Tad Lathrop contains ten of my photos.

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.

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 were featured in the 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.

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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