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Through the Lens: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Returns In All of Its One-of-a-Kind Splendor

  May 18, 2022 After three years of a pandemic pause in an ever wobbly world, the 51st New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returned, and in a big way. Around 475,000 attended the seven days of  music, culture, food and art…

“JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY” TO BE RELEASED MAY 13

Those of you who follow Jim Brock Photography or know of my work, also know how deeply it is tied to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ("Jazz Fest") as an inspiration. I have been attending Jazz Fest for over 20 years, and shooting…
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Reflections on a year of music photography like no other

There is no rewind to this year, nor any fast forward. We are stuck in uncertainty. A year ago, the prospect of live music coming back, let alone shows of major touring scale, was the stuff of pure fantasy in a locked down world. Now, after…

Values and Principles That Matter Most: Reflections on a Creative Path by ShoutOutLA

March 2021 A big shout out of thanks to ShoutOutLA for the profile in their mid-March edition. ShoutOutLA is a crackling online publication devoted to the unique perspectives of Southern California artists and creatives. Getting inside the…

Through the Lens: Capturing Lightning Moments with Jim Brock Photography

February 2021   No Depression, "Your Roots Music Authority" quarterly print addition is a real throwback. Oversize, no ads, tons of content and excellent photography. For those with big ears and a tactile feel for the page, it's well …

Jim Brock Photography In JazzWorld Photo 2021

Honored and humbled to be included in the Jazz World Photo 2021 traveling exhibition. Entries were submitted from 187 photographers and 36 countries. Of the 30 photos to be included, this shot of Edwin Livingston is the only image from the US to make the cut.

THROUGH THE LENS: The Many Memories of the Newport Folk Festival

No Depression, one of the foremost sources for Americana and roots music coverage, asked if I'd provide a retrospective of my Newport Folk Festival work for their Through the Lens Column, ahead of what would have been 61 years since the inaugural festival. If you have followed this blog at all, you'll know I jumped at the opportunity to share a selection of images with the musical community No Depression speaks to.

Reflections and Musings of a Jazz Fest Photographer

The 44th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a few weeks past and my rear view reflections only seem to sweeten the experience. This Jazz Fest, my 10th overall, is best summarized by an exchange between two Festers NOLA bound from…

3 Brave Souls, Kirk Douglas Theatre

February 8, 2013 Friday’s “3 Brave Souls” CD release event at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City is just one of many ongoing performances held by the Jazz Bakery as they await construction of their Frank Gehry designed new home…

Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40 Band, The Mint

January 26, 2013 Mahavishnu Orchestra is in the pantheon of jazz fusion pioneers. Black hole density, volcanic intensity and ridiculous virtuosity. I had never heard anything quite like John McLaughlin’s searing fretwork, Jan Hammer’s…