Summer’s always packed and this one’s no different except the elements working to make this one unforgettable. First up was Fare Thee Well, a celebration of 50 years of the Grateful Dead culminating in a 5-night “final” run of shows in Santa Clara and Chicago. CID Entertainment hired me to capture this special time in the story of the core of the “scene” that’s treated me so well over the years. The shows were as magical as billed, full of family, musical adventure and killer photo ops…
Even though they’re billed as the end, the experience left the sense of finality far behind..
From there it was direct to Rotterdam for the North Sea Jazz Festival where I am humbled to have been invited to exhibit Instrumenthead as a feature in their gallery series Music Inspired Art: Let Freedom Ring. In celebration of the Cobra Movement, the emergence of avant-garde art and jazz in post WWII Europe, my work melds the two in the spirit of improvisation.
I am honored to have been able not only to exhibit my past work, but to expand it with the inclusion of Dutch Jazz masters such as — and — photographed in a pop-up studio within the gallery.
Special thanks to the incredible Wim Van Zon for selecting my work and arranging this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and to Hans Van Ommeren, a photographer and master printer, whose work is beyond beautiful.
As always, I’m grateful for each and every opportunity, and am look forward to whatever’s next.