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JazzCamera Exhibitions

John Watson's photography has been featured extensively in exhibitions over the past 12 months.

His images were parrt of the World Jazz Photo exhibition, which opened in Krasnodar, southern Russia, before moving on to Mariinsky Palace in St Petersburg, and then Sky Park Socchi.

Last year, Watson's work was featured as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, alongside the photography of Alan Ainsworth, at The Gallery in Clerkenwell.

His solo exhibition The Jazz Moment was staged earlier this year as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival in Suffolk, UK, at the Sub Arts Gallery, and for the second year running he ran a Creative Music Photography Workshop at the festival.

Later in 2018, he had another solo exhibition - at the Pancevo Culture Centre, Serbia, as part of the Pancevo Jazz Festival.

In 2014, Watson's work was featured as part of the Belgrade Jazz Festival. 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.

His solo  exhibition Jazz Camera 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, at the JQ Jazz Legends Festival in Birmingham, at Donegal House in Lichfield, and at 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