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Omar Clay
Thu, 10/20/2016
Marin IJ: Jim Marshall captures jazz’s golden age in new book

By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal

Whenever there’s mention of the work of the late San Francisco photographer Jim Marshall, the first thing most people think of is rock ’n’ roll. A pioneering rock photographer, he was famous for his iconic images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and many other bands and musicians from the heyday of rock in the late 1960s and ’70s.

But he actually began his career in 1959 and ’60, shooting black-and-white photos of jazz musicians at the Monterey and Newport jazz festivals with his ever-present Leica camera. Many of... more


Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wed, 10/05/2016
Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Book Signing and Talk

Celebrate Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo & Monk and the pre-concert, East Coast book launch of Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival.

Join Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programs & Education Resources Seton Hawkins in conversation with Graham Marsh, Amelia Davis, and Tony Nourmand.

 Hear firsthand the photographs and stories that defined a uniquely American art form and its place in music history.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
5th Floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall
Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10023

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Max the Cat Kamakura
Wed, 10/05/2016
"Jazz Festival" Book Launch at Kamakura Shirts

invite you to the book launch and signing of:

“Jazz hipsters had their own, timelessly stylish take on the Ivy Look, which still has many lessons to teach us, in this much-less-hip future we now inhabit.” –Mr Porter

Art Director Graham Marsh, and Editor Amelia Davis will be signing copies of the new book.

6.00 -8.00pm
Kamakura Shirts
400 Madison Avenue at 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tue, 10/04/2016
Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall Book Trailer

Official video trailer for Jim Marshall's book "Jazz Festival."

Mick Jagger
Mon, 10/03/2016
Jim Marshall's Photography at Desert Trip, Indio Concerts

Music + Photography + Desert = A One-in-a-Lifetime Experience
October 7, 8, 9 and October 14, 15, 16
Performances by the Rolling Stones​, Bob Dylan and His Band​, Paul McCartney​, ​Neil Young + Promise of the Real​, Roger Waters, The Who
Photo Gallery


"The Desert Trip Photography Experience captures the nascent energy of the Sixties and Seventies rock milieu, with well over 200 photos featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, The Who, and Neil Young. Shot by legendary photographers synonymous with the era,... more

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from Jazz Festival
Mon, 09/26/2016
CNN Reviews "Jazz Festival"

By John Blake, CNN

"Jazz is dead."

Jazz connoisseurs have been hearing that eulogy for at least half a century. They're a picky bunch, often complaining about the quality of contemporary jazz while pointing to some golden era when "real" jazz thrived.But if jazz did indeed die, what was the cause of death, and when did it pass away?

A new book, "Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall," offers some possible answers. It features a handsome collection of black-and-white photos of jazz icons playing for and mingling with the glamorous crowds at the Monterey Jazz Festival in the early... more


Johnny Hodges
Wed, 09/14/2016
American Photo: "Jazz Festival," a TOP 10

Jim Marshall's coverage of the "culture of cool,” the jazz scene of the '60s, is captured in "Jazz Festival."  This new book, published by Reel Art Press, has been named by American Photo to its list of "Best Photography Books Fall 2016.

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SF Jazz Center exhibit
Wed, 09/07/2016 Jazzy Jim Marshall Photo Installation

by Rose Garrett

A new public photography installation has gone up in the windows of the long-vacant San Francisco Unified School District building at Fell & Franklin.

Installed by neighboring SFJAZZ and curated by SFJAZZ photographer laureate Jim Goldberg, the new installation displays works by celebrated photographer Jim Marshall, who made his name documenting musicians of the '60s and '70s. 

Installed by neighboring SFJAZZ and curated by SFJAZZ photographer laureate Jim Goldberg, the new installation displays works by celebrated photographer Jim Marshall, who... more

Wes Montgomery
Wed, 09/07/2016
British Journal of Photography: Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals...

Written by Jacob Brookman

Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals capture the many greats of the ‘first uniquely American art form’.

A new release celebrates the work of Grammy-award winning ‘father of music photography’, Jim Marshall as he documented American jazz festivals during the 1960s. Featuring icons such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone, the collection includes a variety of previously unseen images in a dynamic exploration of these revolutionary and unique musical happenings.

Jim Marshall managed to get the kind of access most photographers... more


Jazz Festival cover photo
Tue, 09/06/2016
BBC Arts: Black and white and heard all over …

Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall is a lavish new book celebrating the legendary rock photographer's early work at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals of the 1960s. Some 600 black-and-white images, most previously unseen, capture not only the musical icons of the time, but the freedom, excitement and intimacy of the events, whose integrated crowds led the way for the civil rights movement. ALLAN CAMPBELL introduces a selection of Marshall's best shots.

Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar at Monterey. Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin. An out-of-it Janis Joplin... more