Press Release: Capturing The Moment Photography Exhibit – San Francisco Public Library – June 16 – August 16, 2007

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“A moment is defined as a minute portion, a point of time, or a comparatively brief period of time. In music, the moment is when all is right. The singer or musician is on the stage giving their all and the audience can feel the intensity. As a photographer, my goal is to capture, through my lens, those special moments: the chanteuse singing notes to the heavens, the piano player swinging hard or the horn player blowing notes through the roof.” – James Knox
SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 1, 2007 – The San Francisco Public Library African American Center proudly announces the opening of Capturing The Moment, a jazz photography exhibit celebrating the rich Bay Area jazz scene by photographer James Knox. The exhibit will run from June 16 – August 16, 2007 in the African American Center on the 3rd floor of the San Francisco Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco.
“James’ passion for music, and jazz in particular, is evident in his photographs. In the moment, his keen eye captures the energy and essence of the performance, bringing the voyeur onto the stage and into the heart of the music.” — Clairdee, Vocalist
“James Knox has a sensitive eye and his photos are always creative; using light, shadow, and all other natural elements to their fullest. Having been photographed several times by Knox, it is always an honor and a pleasure to see my art captured through his art and my story told by his lens!” – Terrence Brewer, Guitarist
“James Knox is a great Bay Area ambassador for Jazz. His photographs are vibrant and beautiful and capture the true spirit and soul of the Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival. It is a pleasure working with him every year.” – Geoff Roach, Executive Director, San Jose Jazz
An opening reception for Capturing The Moment will be held on Sunday, June 17 from 2-4pm in the Latino Hispanic Room on the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library. The reception will include an artist discussion, a photo slideshow, and live music provided by the Terrence Brewer Duo. Refreshments will be served.
Regular library hours are Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Thurs 9am-8pm, and Fri 12-6pm.
About the Artist
James Knox is music reviewer/photographer for He has been photographing and reviewing the Bay Area jazz scene for the past five years. His work is featured on,, and . His photographs are featured on album covers for Clairdee and Adam Shulman, in addition to numerous artists’ websites. James credits his passion for photography and jazz to his father, Ritson Knox, and dedicates the exhibit to his family.
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Attention Calendar Editors:
What: Capturing The Moment: A Jazz Photography Exhibit by James Knox
When: June 16 – August 16, 2007
Where: San Francisco Public Library, African American Center
100 Larkin Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, Ca. 94102
Opening Reception – Sunday, June 17, 2007, 2-4pm, Latino Hispanic Room, Lower Level, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94102
Media Contact:
James Knox
Music Reviewer/Photographer – where music gets its voice…

7 Responses to “Press Release: Capturing The Moment Photography Exhibit – San Francisco Public Library – June 16 – August 16, 2007”

  1. Matthew says:

    James, congratulations! This is extremely exciting. Make sure I get an invitation to the launch party! Please.

  2. ronn says:

    Hot-Damm!! Congrats Papi. I wish I wasn’t already visiting Philly a couple weeks before the opening reception. I can’t make any promises, but if I can, I will see about FINALLY making a trip to the West Coast to see the exhibit and visit you.
    Again, congrats.

  3. Andre says:

    yay! i’m letting my mom know, we’re both proud! she’ll be free one weekday during the summer to check out the exhibit at the main library…and we’ll both be on pins and needles waiting to see what’s on show!

  4. Joey says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  5. EJ says:

    I do believe I’ll have to make it over to the west coast. Congrats!

  6. maurice says:

    wow….this is great news…i will have to check my calendar and see if i can swing this. i am so proud of you doing big things…you are good people and you deserve all the happiness that life has to offer. congrats

  7. Donald says:

    It really is great to see you take sharing your art to the next level! Wish I could be there myself, but one of my best friends in the world lives much closer to the west coast. I’ll make sure that I share this info with him.

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