I find photographing gigs both challenging and rewarding.

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Photos have been shot on camera and care and time given to their final format and composition. 

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If you would like me to photograph your gig or event then please do get in touch.

CoartJazz 2022

Closing concerts of the week long ‘stage de jazz’ at Coaraze in the Alpes Maritimes, just to the north of Nice. Line up for Saturday night of Cyrille Aimée, vocals and uke; Olivier Hutman, piano; Michael Valeanu, guitar; Alex Terrier, saxes; Clovis Nicolas, bass; Greg Hutchinson, drums; Minino Garay, percussion.

The Friday night concert featured the Laurent Sarrien Vibes Quartet, with Laurent Sarrien, vibes; Fred d’Oelsnitz, piano; Fabrice Britoni, bass; Yoann Serra, drums.

CoartJazz 2021

Concerts at the ‘stage de jazz’ at Coaraze 2021 with the Laurent Coulondre Trio playing a tribute to Michel Petrucciani – with Jérémy Bruyère double bass; and André Ceccarelli, drums; joined by Stéphane Guillaume, sax. Then the closing concert with Yillian Cannizares, vocal and violin, Stéphane Guillaume, sax and flute; David Brkljacic, sax; Grégory Privat, piano; Jean-Christophe Maillard, guitar; Jérome Regard, bass; Thierry Arpino, drums; and Ivan Bridon, percussion

Cat Named Jack

A variety of shots of pop/rock/soul collective Cat Named Jack taken over the last few years. Having dep’d on trumpet and trombone I’m now playing for this fun vocal-led outfit on a regular basis.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Shots from EJBF gigs taken down the years including the twin trombones of Miles Lyons and David L Harris, Edinburgh-based sax-led quartet JazzMain, the all girl Red Hot Rhythm Makers, Iain Hunter with the Eliot Murray Big Band, and Brian Kellock with the Tenement Jazz Band.

Gallus Jazz Weekend – October 2019

Two superb gigs from the jazz weekend staged by the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival featuring trombonist and vocalist Anoushka Nanguy’s Quartet and Georgia Cecile and her Quartet. For the full line up see the blog.

CoartJazz, August 2019 – the final concert

Closing concert of the ‘stage de jazz’ in the hill-top village of Coaraze in the Alpes Maritimes to the north of Nice, featuring Stephy Haik, vocals; Chris Cheek, tenor sax; David Brkljacic, tenor sax; Olivier Hutman, piano; Mike Moreno, guitar; Darryl Hall, bass; and Ferenc Nemeth, drums.

Viper Swing, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Manouche jazz quartet Viper Swing’s hommage to Django Reinhardt at the Argyle Cellar Bar in August 2018. There’s a blog about this show ‘Django unplugged – well almost.’