Wes Montgomery

British Journal of Photography:  Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals published in new photobook Jim Marshall’s photos of 60s jazz festivals published in new photobook

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.

Jazz Festival cover photo

BBC Arts: Black and white and heard all over: How Jim Marshall shot the jazz festivals of the 1960s.

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.

SF Jazz Center exhibit

Hoodline.com: 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. 

SF Jazz Center exhibit

 A free street exhibit of twenty-four photographs from Jim Marshall's new book, "Jazz Festival," in the windows of the vacant San Francisco Unified School District building, opposite the SF Jazz Center.

The images include those of Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Charles Lloyd.

This installation is the result of a partnership of the estate of Jim Marshall with the SJ Jazz Center and Reel Art Press (the publisher of "Jazz Festival" ).