Observations: Jam at the Jazz Workshop

At the Jazz Workshop in Tysons Corner, December 2011. Free open jams are held here every month to encourage people to play jazz and take lessons. Click the link for more information. I was there to play bass. The jam session leader lamented the lack of good photos, and since my camera was in my truck I offered to help. These are the results. In my opinion black and white chemical photography is the best medium for jazz photography, as the two art forms both reached their heydays in the middle of the 20th century and are closely linked. Many famous photos of jazz musicians were shot on Kodak film, just as these are.

Photos shot with the Minolta X-700 on Kodak 400 TriX and printed on Ilford glossy fiber paper.