New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2011

April 2011 In a matter of days I will be making my annual pilgrimage to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the inspiration for much of my music photography.  To say it is a calling fails to describe just how strong the pull is both personally and as a photographer.  Check back as images and impressions from Jazzfest 2011 are added to the site and if you make it to the Fest, I’ll be in the pit and around the fairgrounds with a huge grin and saddled with gear.  More soon. For more information on the Festival visit www.nojazzfest.com  

Jim Brock Photographs featured in Review of Voice of the Wetlands All Stars

  February 2011 Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars The Mint, February 10, 2011 It is always something special when the likes of Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Johnny Sansone, Cyril Neville, and Johnny Vidacovich (and for this tour, Wayne Thibodeaux) get together to spread the word about wetlands devastation, and to just flat out play. Tab Benoit said early on that if you’re going to rehearse, and get that thing really rolling, shouldn’t waste it on an empty room. Those few hundred comfortably packed into The Mint for this VOTWAS show got the better end of that deal. The stage was shared by all, whether Johnny Sansone was bringing it with the fiery Poor Man’s Paradise, Tab Benoit killin’ it all night long, Anders Osborne wringing all the light and the dark out of Louisiana Rain and Darkness at the Bottom, Wayne Thibodeaux “rowing that pirouge” or Cyril Neville getting everyone to feel the Blues for New Orleans. The players brought the best out of each other, with plenty of smiles and solos to go around – truly a collaboration of chops and spirit. Of course, anticipation built for Big Chief Monk Boudreaux to make his entrance towards the end of […]