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Seeing Jazz Photography Master Class with Carol Friedman

  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • online


  • Anyone who is not a JJA member is invited to register for this modest fee. Registration includes ability to interact with the moderator and presenter. Zoom link will be sent the week prior to the event, and again as followup near the event date.

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Photographer CAROL FRIEDMAN, recipient of the 2023 Jazz Journalists Association Photography Award, is the next guest on "Seeing Jazz," the Jazz Journalists Association's on-line Photography Master Class, to be held Saturday, March 25, 1 pm ET. This is not just a master class in photography, it's a salon and a world filled with fascinating jazz stories!

In the eighth of the JJA’s monthly, interactive Zoom series presenting major figures of international jazz photography, Friedman will discuss her many years’ experience in music. The event will be hosted by Hrayr Attarian, a JJA-member photographer, and Friedman will also accept questions from attendees.

An avowed jazz fan, portrait photographer and designer Carol Friedman has been documenting jazz legends and their protégés for more than three decades. Her iconic images have been widely published in books and magazines, and appear on hundreds of album and CD covers. She has photographed and designed recording projects for Nina Simone, Wynton Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Lena Horne, Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Heath, Shirley Horn, Anita Baker, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Dianne Reeves, Charlie Haden, Quincy Jones, Mose Allison, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Charlap, Sun Ra, Chucho Valdés, and Sullivan Fortner, as well as book covers for the memoirs of Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Jessye Norman, Ron Carter, Bruce Lundvall, Al Green, Albert Murray and Teddy Pendergrass. A collection of her jazz portraits was published in her retrospective, The Jazz Pictures. 

As photographer, designer and producer/director, Friedman is working on a variety of music, book and film projects. She recently produced, with Brian Bacchus, Jimmy Heath’s acclaimed last recording, Love Letter, for Verve Records, and is currently editing her film The Music Is The Magic, a feature-length documentary on the life and work of Abbey Lincoln. A preview clip can be viewed HERE.

Jazz artists, in Friedman's view, are "the last bastion of genius, humor and style," and continue to inspire her life and work.

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