A retrospective of Jim Brock Photography will be on display at The Olympia Club, in Santa Monica through the month of March. The exhibit will cover Jim’s love of jazz and blues, roots and Americana, legacy music festivals including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival […]

December 20, 2022 What a difference a year makes, right? Some 12 months ago I wrote I don’t know jack and I still stand by that. Would stadium concerts rule (they did)? Would the world flock to music festivals in huge numbers (they did)? Would I get COVID at my first music festival in three […]

October 31, 2022 Appreciate the VoyageLA profile of my work and the road to it. VoyageLA is a mirror for the diversity of creative talents and voices throughout the Los Angeles region. As a native Angelino, I’m in some damn fine company. Thanks to the Editors for the inclusion.  

August 2, 2022 I still have not completely absorbed the remarkable three days of the 2022 Newport Folk Festival that brought Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell back to the stage. It had been 8,660 days since Joni Mitchell last performed with guitar in hand in front of a paying audience, and it may or may […]

  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 spread over two weekends, 13 stages and 500+ acts. This was my 18th […]

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