Patrick Hilaire’s LIGHT [+SOUND] Photography Exhibition at SOPAC (RECAP) — Jersey Indie
During the exhibition, jazz could be heard across the exhibition floors. The mellow swinging sounds were waffling through the air. Folks actually were able to listen to the music, view the photos, and actually see one of the artists photographed in the gallery exhibition playing the music. A pretty cool move. The musicians performing also have an extensive musical history across the industry, which their bios reflect, and it makes the photography process even sweeter. Check them out.
Bassist John Lee — A Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer, has performed as bassist with legendary Dizzy Gillespie for 10 years and with other luminaries such as Aretha Franklin, Paquito D’Rivera, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Larry Coryell, Gregory Hines, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval amongst many others. John Lee runs from Dizzy Gillespie to Aretha Franklin and into the stars of today. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lee_(bassist))
Drummer Gerry Brown — Was Stevie Wonder’s drummer for 14 years, helped create the legendary world-famous jazz tune “School Days’’ with his friend Stanley Clark, is an ex-member of Chick Corea’s iconic world renown tune “Return To Forever”, performed with Kool and the Gang, and is currently touring with Diana Ross. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Brown_(drummer))
Pianist Alex Collins — A New York City-based pianist, composer, arranger and vibraphonist, made his debut at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with the Brandon Wright Quartet, has performed with Ronnie Burrage, Micelle Coltrane, Big Funk, Gerry Gibbs, Karl Latham, John Lee, Lonnie Plaxico, Lenny White, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars amongst many others. ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-collins-9ba56b4)
It made for some beautiful music, and you can read more about the musicians here on JerseyIndie — https://bit.ly/jazzyNightswJoh...