Capturing The Moment – Jazz & Photography – The Jazzschool in Berkeley Now through March 29

Capturing The Moment - Jazz & Photography

For Immediate Release

CAPTURING THE MOMENT: JAZZ & PHOTOGRAPHY
A SPECTACULAR EXHIBIT BY PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES KNOX
OPEN NOW THROUGH MARCH 29, 2008
AT THE JAZZSCHOOL – BERKELEY , CALIFORNIA

BERKELEY, California, January 14, 2008 – The Jazzschool proudly announces the opening of Capturing The Moment – Jazz & Photography, a photography exhibit celebrating the rich Bay Area jazz scene by photographer James Knox. The exhibit will run from January 12th through March 29th, 2008, in The Bassment, the Jazzschool’s Books and Records store located at 2087 Addison Street in Berkeley California (downstairs in The Jazzschool.) The Bassment hours are Mon-Thurs 4:00-8:30 pm, Friday by appointment, Saturday 10:00-4:00 pm, and Sundays before, between sets, and after concerts. The phone number is 510-845-5373.

James will discuss his passion for jazz and photography on Sunday, February 24th from 1:30-3:30 pm at The Jazzschool followed by Bay Area sax great Howard Wiley in a tribute concert to the music of sax legend Dexter Gordon at 4:30 pm.

“Your shots are really the closest to capturing the moment of just about any photographer I’ve seen. We all strive to be outside of ourselves, to be another member of the audience when we perform, and your great work really makes that possible, giving you just the right amount of detail that those who weren’t there really wish they were. You show us performers a different but equally valid side of our expression with precision & mastery. Thanks for all you do!” – Dayna Stephens, saxophonist

“James’ natural good spirit appears in his photographs. They are fresh, alive and capture the essence of the music being performed.” – Natasha Miller, vocalist

“James Knox is a true talent: a modern-day Francis Wolff who skillfully uses photography to convey the spirit, talent and humanity–as well as his love and respect–of those who create and nurture America ‘s great musical art form.” - Lee Bey, photographer

About the Artist
James Knox is music reviewer/photographer for www.j-notes.com. He has been photographing and reviewing the Bay Area jazz scene for over five years. In summer 2007, James completed a jazz photography exhibit at the San Francisco Public Library African American Center. It received rave reviews. His work is featured on www.jazzreview.com, www.blogcritics.com, and www.sfgate.com. His photographs are featured on album covers for Clairdee and Adam Shulman, in addition to numerous artists’ websites. He recently provided a photo for the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition. James credits his passion for jazz and photography to his father and dedicates the exhibit to his parents, Ritson and Elizabeth Knox.

For more information, please visit www.jazzschool.com or www.j-notes.com.

Attention Calendar Editors:

What: Capturing The Moment: Jazz & Photography by James Knox
When: January 12 – March 29, 2008
Where: The Bassment, the Jazzschool’s Books & Records Store, 2087 Addison Street , Berkeley , Ca. 94704 (downstairs in The Jazzschool.) The Bassment hours are Mon-Thurs 4:00-8:30 pm, Friday by appointment, Saturday 10:00-4:00 pm, and Sundays before, between sets, and after concerts. The phone number is 510-845-5373.

Artist Discussion – James will discuss his love for jazz and how he captures special moments in music through his lens on Sunday, February 24th from 1:30-3:30 pm at The Jazzschool, 2087 Addison Street , Berkeley , Ca. 94704. Cost $10

The discussion will be followed by Bay Area sax great Howard Wiley in a tribute concert to the music of sax legend Dexter Gordon at 4:30 pm. Cost $10

Media Contact:

James Knox
Music Reviewer/Photographer
www.j-notes.com – where music gets its voice…
simplyjazz@gmail.com

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