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Jazz Gallery Birmingham

All photographs copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk

Jazz legends and rising stars photographed at concerts in the city. They include Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, Kurt Elling, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Jan Garbarek, Lee Konitz, Oscar Peterson, Sam Rivers, Steve Swallow, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and Pat Metheny.

Avery Sunshine at Symphony Hall

Gilad Atzmon at the Barton Arms

Chet Baker at the Rep Theatre

Joey Baron at the CBSO Centre

Han Bennink with saxophonist Steve Lacy at the Icon Gallery

George Benson at Symphony Hall

Above and below: Gordon Campbell leading his big band at Town Hall

Jack DeJohnette at the Adrian Boult Hall

Dave Douglas at the CBSO Centre

 Anton Eger with Phronesis at Mac

Kurt Elling sings with the BBC Big Band at Town Hall

e.s.t. pianist Esbjorn Svensson at Symphony Hall

Gil Evans performs with his orchestra at Town Hall

Jon Faddis rehearses Sketches of Spain with the CBSO at Symphony Hall


Jan Garbarek in rehearsal at Town Hall

Kenny Garrett at Town Hall

Michael Gibbs conducts his orchestra at the CBSO Centre

Tord Gustavsen with his quartet at the CBSO Centre

Andy Hamilton at Town Hall

Herbie Hancock at Symphony Hall

Eddie Henderson at the CBSO Centre

Arve Henriksen at Mac

Dave Holland at the Adrian Boult Hall

Soweto Kinch at Mac

Lee Konitz at the Adrian Boult Hall, where he appeared with the Kenny Wheeler Orchestra

Tony Levin at Mac

Charlie Mariano at the Triangle Arts Centre

Branford Marsalis at Town Hall

Wynton Marsalis at Symphony Hall

Pat Metheny with bassist Larry Grenadier at Symphony Hall

Mark Murphy relaxes during a rehearsal with the BBC Big Band at Town Hall

The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra reunion concert at the Tally Ho Club


Oscar Peterson at Symphony Hall

Gregory Porter at Town Hall

Joshua Redman at the Adrian Boult Hall

Sam Rivers with his Rivbea Orchestra at the CBSO Centre

Christian Scott at Symphony Hall

Wayne Shorter with his quartet at Town Hall

Tomasz Stanko at the CBSO Centre

Stan Sulzmann in rehearsal with the Neon Quartet at Mac

John Surman at the CBSO Centre

Steve Swallow at the CBSO Centre

Clare Teal with trombonist and BBC Big Band conductor Jiggs Whigham backstage at Town Hall

Steve Tromans at the Hare and Hounds

Ken Vandermark at the Hare and Hounds

Mike Walker at the Barton Arms

Weather Report at the Odeon

Eberhard Weber at the Triangle Arts Centre

Kenny Wheeler solos with the Michael Gibbs Orchestra at the Triangle Arts Centre

Phil Woods in his dressing room at Town Hall

All photographs copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk