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 The 2014 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Bootsy Collins
Jimmy BoschBootsy CollinsLedisi

Almost a dozen stages, a thousand musicians and an audience of tens of thousands of local music lovers over an entire weekend... the 25th annual San Jose Summer Fest was, by all accounts, a wonderful weekend of music. Check out these photos from the festival, featuring the work of photographers Tim Westmore, Peter Buranzon and Ronald Davis...

Just added: David Sanborn, Denise Perrier, Poncho Sanchez, Pedrito Martinez, Snarky Puppy, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Donald Harrison with Kevin Harris, Catherine Russell, Michael O'Neill with Kenny Washington, Jerry González & the Fort Apache Band, the Soul Rebels, Tim Lin, Conjunto Chappottín, and more...
Photographer Chuck Gee: A Retrospective of his Photographs on JazzWest

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Ivan LinsChester ThompsonDwight Tribble

As we reflect on the passing of our good friend and fellow jazz photographer Chuck Gee, here's a small collection of the more than 1,800 photos he's shared on JazzWest.com over the past five years (many of which are in our Photography Showcase section). Enjoy...

Just announced: There will be a memorial event for Chuck at Yoshi's San Francisco (in the upstairs lounge) beginning at 8 pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, with an open mic for testimonials, followed by a jam session led by pianist Larry Dunlap. Refreshments will be served.
Legends of the Concord Jazz Festival: The Photography of Rudolph J. Omania

Benny Goodman
Dave BrubeckSarah VaughanCount Basie

JazzWest.com is pleased to present this exclusive gallery of photos from the late jazz photographer Rudolph J. Omania (1940-2013), showcasing his work from the legendary Concord Jazz Festival. Among the jazz artists who crossed the Concord stage (and into Omania's viewfinder): Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton, and Cal Tjader. View highlights from Omania's portfolio...
The Jazz Photography Showcase
JazzWest Presents Our "Photography Showcase" for Local Jazz Photographers

Lalah Hathaway in concert at Yoshi's (photo by Ronald Davis)In addition to our featured collections of live concert photos from various jazz festivals around Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, we've added a gallery showcasing the work of great local jazz photographers!

Interested in adding YOUR photos to the JazzWest Photo Galleries? Send us an e-mail, and we'll reply with detailed instructions on how to submit your photos to JazzWest...
The Gallery Archives
The 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival

Diana Krall (left), the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band, the Marc Cary Focus Trio, Gregory Porter, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Mary Stallings, the Dave Douglas QuintetJoe Lovano with Us5 and Judi Silvano, and more..
The 2013 San Jose Jazz Festival

Dave Koz, Les McCann, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Brian Ho, Gerald Albright, The Cookers, Dafnis Prieto's Proverb Trio, the Joel Behrman Sextet, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, and more...
The 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival

Jack DeJohnette (left), Melody Gardot, Gregory Porter, Tierney Sutton, Christian Scott, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, John Abercrombie, Larry Goldings, Bill Frisell and more...
The 2012 San Jose Jazz Festival

Boney James (left), Dianne Reeves, the Jazz Crusaders with Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson and Joe Sample, Joyce Randolph, René Marie, Sara Gazarek, Tia Fuller, the Tony Monaco Group, Terence Blanchard, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Avotjca and Modúpue, and more...
The 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival

Herbie Hancock, Hiromi (left), Poncho Sanchez, Carmen Souza, Geri Allen, James Farm with Joshua Redman, Pamela Rose, Sonny Rollins, Joey DeFrancesco with Bobby Hutcherson, India.Arie, Benny Green, Eldar Djangirov, the Robert Glasper Experience, Tia Fuller, and more...
The 2011 San Jose Jazz Festival

Dave Koz, Mavis Staples, the Ohio Players, Miguel Zenón, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (left), DMS with George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn, the Ray Obiedo Urban Latin Jazz Project, the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, the Kenny Washington/Michael O'Neill Quartet and more...
The 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival

Les Nubians, Roy Hargrove, Brass Bows & Beats, Nellie McKay, Trombone Shorty, Billy Childs, the Kronos Quartet, Chick Corea's Freedom Band, Dianne Reeves, Jake Shimabukuro, Gretchen Parlato, Angelique Kidjo, Harry Connick, Jr., Kim Nalley, Houston Person, Lonnie Smith and more...
The 2010 San Jose Jazz Festival

A Tribute to Grover Washington, John Handy, Ray Obiedo & Mambo Caribe, Nnenna Freelon, Midnight Sol, Dana Leong's Milk & Jade, Marcus Miller's "Tutu Revisited" and George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic...
The 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival

Photos from the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival, including DeeDee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Terrence Brewer (left), Pete Seeger, Joe Lovano, Wayne Wallace, Soulive! with John Scofield, Lizz Wright, Chick Corea with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, George Duke and many more...
The 2009 San Francisco Jazz Festival

Our latest collection of photos from the 2009 San Francisco Jazz Festival, including John Handy (left), Cindy Blackman's Another Lifetime, Sara Tavares, Savion Glover, Marc Cary's Focus Trio, Trio 3, and a "Sacred Space" performance with Don Byron and Nicholas Payton...
The 2009 San Jose Jazz Festival

The 2009 San Jose Jazz Festival, including Dee Dee Bridgewater (left), Pete Escovedo's Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Winard Harper Quintet, jazz singer Denise Donatelli, the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Allen Toussaint, clarinetist Don Byron, and the Buster Williams Quartet...
The 2009 San Francisco Jazz Festival Spring Season

Photos from the 2009 San Francisco Jazz Festival Spring Season, including McCoy Tyner (left), The Roots, Mariza, Michael Feinstein's "Sinatra Project," the Kenny Barron Trio, and a "Sacred Space" performance with Roy Hargrove and James Carter...
The 2008 San Francisco Jazz Festival

The 2008 San Francisco Jazz Festival, including saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (left), pianist Dave Brubeck, Peter Apfelbaum, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman, Cecil Taylor, and Sweet Honey in the Rock — all courtesy of Bay Area photographer Ronald Davis...
The 2008 Monterey Jazz Festival

Cassandra Wilson at the 51st annual Monterey Jazz FestivalWe've got more than 140 photos of live performances from the 51st annual Monterey Jazz Festival, including Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Bill Frisell, Matt Wilson, Derek Trucks, Ledisi, Jamie Cullum, Antonio Sanchez, Christian McBride, and Terence Blanchard...
The 2008 Stanford Jazz Festival & Workshops

Gerald Wilson at the 50th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalJazz photographer Scott Chernis checks in with this collection of photos from the 37th annual Stanford Jazz Festival & Workshops, featuring photos of Albert "Tootie" Heath, Mulgrew Miller (left), Kenny Burrell, Henry Butler, Jason Moran, Delfeayo Marsalis, Joshua Redman and more...
The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Gerald Wilson at the 50th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalFor the 50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, we've captured images of Terence Blanchard, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall, Diana Krall, Gerald Wilson (left), John McLaughlin, Los Lobos, Kenny Burrell, Dave Holland, Mort Sahl and many more...
The 2007 San Jose Jazz Festival

Greg Osby at the San Jose Jazz FestivalWith more than 1,000 musicians performing on 10 stages, the San Jose Jazz Festival stands as one of the largest outdoor festivals on the West Coast. We hit the festival on Sunday afternoon, dashing madly from stage to stage, and came home with a few photos from the 18th annual festival...
The 2006 Monterey Jazz Festival

Oscar Peterson at the 49th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalOur online Photo Gallery features exclusive photo slideshows from the 49th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, capturing performances from Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson (left), the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Dianne Reeves, McCoy Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Hargrove, and more...
The 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival

Mavis Staples at the 48th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalSonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Carla Bley, John Scofield, Mavis Staples (left), Branford Marsalis, John Handy, Larry Carlton, Miguel Zenón, Claudia Acuña, Andy Bey, Lee Ritenour, Natasha Miller, the Jon Jang Seven, Clairdee and more at the 48th annual Monterey Jazz Festival...
The 2004 Monterey Jazz Festival

Terence Blanchard at the 47th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalTerence Blanchard (left), Bill Charlap, David "Fathead" Newman, Regina Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Marian McPartland, Don Byron, Kitty Margolis, Lynne Arriale, the Bad Plus, Clint Eastwood,  and more at the 47th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 17-19, 2004...
The 2003 Monterey Jazz Festival

John McLaughlin at the 46th annual Monterey Jazz FestivalJohn McLaughlin (left), the Neville Brothers, Gary Burton, Oregon, the Herbie Hancock Quartet with Bobby Hutcherson, Nnenna Freelon, Michel Camino, the Clayton Brothers and many more at the 46th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2003...
Coming Soon to the JazzWest Galleries...

We're updating all our Photo Galleries, and there are hundreds of images we need to process... so it might take us a bit. Check back often, or subscribe to our online newsletter and stay up-to-date on the latest news, features and more about the Bay Area jazz scene. Meanwhile, here's what you can expect soon in the JazzWest Photo Galleries...

The Stanford Jazz Festival 2003 Photo Gallery

Branford Marsalis, Mundell Lowe (left), Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, Julian Lage, Poncho Sanchez, Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose, Harold Mabern, Phil Woods, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Frank Morgan, all photographed by Scott Chernis at the 2003 Stanford Jazz Festival, June 28-August 9, 2003...
The SFJAZZ Spring Season 2003 Photo Gallery

View highlights of the 2003 SFJAZZ Spring Season concert series, featuring performances by Marcus Roberts, Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker, Randy Weston's African Rhythms Duo featuring John Handy, the Hank Jones Trio, and Ibrahim Ferrer y su Orchestra, March 21-July 26, 2003...
The 2002 Monterey Jazz Festival Photo Gallery

View highlights of the 45th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2002, including performance photos of Dave Brubeck, Lavay Smith, Nancy Wilson, John Santos, Mingus Amungus (left), Michael Wolff, India Cooke, Lady Bianca and many more...
The SFJAZZ Spring Season 2002 Photo Gallery

Cassandra Wilson (left), Sonny Rollins, Marilyn Crispell, Omar Sosa, Jane Ira Bloom, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Omara Portuondo, and many more artists appearing at this year's SFJAZZ Spring Season, March 19 through June 14, 2002...
The SFJAZZ San Francisco Jazz Festival 2001 Photo Gallery

Images of Pharoah Sanders (left), Dave Brubeck, Tommy Flanagan, Rosemary Clooney, Don Byron, Bobby Short, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron & Regina Carter, Charles Lloyd & Zakir Hussain, Paula West, Bill Frisell, Mary Stallings, Vernon Alley, Steve Turre, and many more...
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