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Jazz Camera Exhibitions

John Watson's photography exhibition Jazz Camera is currently being staged as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival in Suffolk, UK. His photographs of jazz legends and rising stars, including Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Johnny Griffin, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Zoe Rahman and Soweto Kinch can be seen at the Subterranean Boulevard Gallery, 21 St Peter's Street, Ipswich, and runs until June 27.

The exhibition then moves in July to Birmingham for the city's Jazz Legends Festival. Full details will be announced soon.

In 2014, Watson's work was featured as part of the Belgrade Jazz Festival in Serbia. Also that year, his photography for the Arena Theatre project 'Counter Culture' was exhibited at the Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, featuring his images from the project's workshops, rehearsals and theatre performances.

The Jazz Camera exhibition was first staged at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and prints from the exhibition have been shown in many galleries and arts centres, including the prestigious Joe Cornish Gallery in North Yorkshire and the Ancient High House gallery in Stafford.



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Locations for the music photographs in the galleries include:

New York: Village Vanguard, 7th Avenue South; Jazz Standard, East 27th Street; Garage, 7th Avenue South; Arturo's, West Houston Street, Greenwich Village

Tokyo: Bar the 16s,  Shiba Park


London: Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican, Kings Place, Ronnie Scott's and the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
Birmingham: Symphony Hall, Town Hall, CBSO Centre, Mac, Adrian Boult Hall
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear: The Sage concert hall.
Cheltenham: Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Wales: Brecon Jazz 
Isle of Wight: Jazz Divas Festival
Coventry: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Jazz Festival
Lichfield: Guildhall and Lichfield Cathedral
Nottinghamshire: Bonington Theatre, Arnold

Locations for John Watson's landscapes include:

South Africa, Japan, Canada, United States, Norway, Sweden, UK, France