Help! Trying to submit an event and getting forwarded here? Try this...
Log out of All About Jazz (and make sure you are also logged out of Jazz Near You); Delete your browser's All About Jazz cookie; Log back in to All About Jazz. Once you log back in, you'll also be logged in at Jazz Near You and you can freely submit your events.
Member since 2008.
Profile Views: 3,624
For me, art and music flow into a creative confluence. Encouraged by my family to draw and play the drums at an early age, I continue to find expression in these art forms.
Motivation for a career in art and music developed in the 1960's as I observed theme park caricaturists at work and listened to recordings of the inimitable Buddy Rich. Gifted editorial caricaturist, David Levine, also influenced my artwork.
Caricature drawing and jazz music are intuitive, personal modes of expression and one seems to grow out of the other. The rhythm, flow and spontaneity of jazz evoke unorthodox expressions on faces of jazz musicians which are uniquely suited to the caricature medium.
With respect for the highly developed skills of legendary and contemporary jazz masters, I patiently infuse each caricature rendering with characteristic humor and individuality. Each caricature is as unique as the artist himself.
To watch a truly gifted jazz musician play is one of life's inspiring moments. To see the personality of the same musician take shape on his drawing board is an equally inspiring moment for me, as I prod, poke and pencil jazz geniuses.
Through my artwork, I hope to spread the joy of jazz to an ever increasing audience of jazz enthusiasts.