Archive for January, 2009

Joey DeFranceso

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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Taken On: Jan 11th, 2009

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 66% [?]

Joe Locke with UGETSU

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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Taken On: Jan 24th, 2009

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 70% [?]

David ‘Fathead’ Newman (1933-2009)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Taken On: March 30th, 2007

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

David Fathead Newman passed away on January 20th, 2009 due to pancreatic cancer. He was a five time visitor to Vancouver appearing frequently with local musicians, Tilden Webb, Jodi Proznick and Jesse Cahill.

Two years ago I was contacted by an editor at Wikipedia and asked if I would allow my photo be used in David’s wikipedia entry. I had since forgotten about this but it was a pleasant and slightly humbling experience to visit the page today and see my photo.

Although I saw him play numerous times, and photographed him twice in Vancouver, I didn’t know him that well and only shared a few words around the Jazz Cellar but he was always was a warm personality on and off stage. While sitting next to him at the bar, someone asked him about his portrayal in the movie Ray, which was less then flattering. There was air of collective awkwardness after the question was posed, but his response was honest and humble. He replied that the portray was accurate. I can only hope to look back on mistakes in my past with that much acceptance one day.

Popularity: 48% [?]

Tardo Hammer with Grant Stewart

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Nov 29th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 25% [?]

Roy Styffe with the Ken Lister Sextet

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Dec 21st, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 31% [?]

Joe Poole with Chris Davis Sextet

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Nov 21st, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 44% [?]

Ken Lister and Roy Styffe

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Dec 21st, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 25% [?]

Jesse Cahill with Grant Stewart

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Nov 28th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 21% [?]

Grant Stewart with Tardo Hammer

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On: Nov 28th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 29% [?]

Denzal Sinclaire with the B3 Kings

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On:Dev 13th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 19% [?]

Chris Gestrin with the B3 Kings

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Taken On:Dec 12th, 2008

Taken At: The Jazz Cellar

Popularity: 15% [?]