Archive for January, 2008

Nominated for National Jazz Award

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

As some of you may know I was stoked to find out that I was a nominee for Jazz Photographer of the Year for the National Jazz Awards. Public voting is now and it would be great if you could take 3 minutes to vote for me on the website.

If you don’t know my work you can view my portfolio or my photo blog where I have been chronicling jazz performances in Vancouver over the last 8 months. The previous version resides on my Flickr Account and documents performances in Vancouver over the past 4 years. This year of the 5 albums nominated for Album of the Year, 3 feature my photography (Jodi Proznick Quartet, The Night Crawlers, and the PJ Perry / Cam Ryga Quintet) and one is my graphic design (Jodi Proznick Quartet).

You can vote here http://www.nationaljazzawards.com/phpQJr/poll.php?pid=5

There are quite a few categories and you have to make a selection in each one (although None of the Above is available for each one). Below is a list of musicians who I have collaborated with or have supported me throughout my career. They are all West Coast Musicians and are highly deserving of your vote. (listed in order)

Drummer: Dylan Van der Schyff
Bassist: Jodi Proznick
Trombonist: Hugh Fraser
Trumpeter: Brad Turner
Saxophonist: PJ Perry
Clarinetist: James Danderfer
Instrumentalist: Brad Turner or Ross Taggart
Male Vocalist: Denzal Sinclaire
Big Band: Jill Townsend Big Band
Acoustic Band: Jodi Proznick Quartet
Electric Band: Chris Tarry
Jazz Label: Cellar Live
Jazz Recording: Jodi Proznick Quartet or The Night Crawlers
Jazz Festival: Vancouver
Producer: Cory Weeds or Brad Turner
Photographer of the Year: Steve Mynett

These awards do a fantastic job of recognizing Canadian Talent and getting well deserving jazz musicians National and International recognition and it would be great not only for myself, but also the Vancouver Jazz Community if you could show your support by voting for us!

Cheers

-Steve

Popularity: 21% [?]

Backline of the Wow Big Band

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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Taken On: January 9th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 28% [?]

The Fretboard of Olly Gannon

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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Taken On:December 28th, 2007

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 21% [?]

Sharman King with the Wow Big Band

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Shaman King

Taken On: January 9th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 20% [?]

Olly Gannon with George Robert

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Olly Gannon

Taken On: December 28th, 2007

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 16% [?]

George Robert

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

George Robert

Taken On: Dec 28th, 2007

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 24% [?]

Donny Clark with the Wow Band

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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Taken On: Jan 10th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 14% [?]

Cory Weeds introducing George Robert

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Cory

Taken On: December 29th, 2007

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 8% [?]