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January 02, 2008 · 2 comments
Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea
Photo by Jos L. Knaepen
Jazz.com is delighted to announce the addition of photographer Jos L. Knaepen to our Visual Jazz galleries. Knaepen's remarkable photographs have captured the excitement of jazz in action since the late 1970s.
Belgian-born Knaepen dates his interest in jazz back to his teen years. At the age of seventeen he became introduced to the recordings of Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet, and he was soon a devoted fan in frequent attendance at jazz performances. His other passion during these years was the art of photography, and in time he brought together these two avid interests.
By the late 1970s and early 1980s Knaepen began to develop a reputation for his work. Now after a period of over a quarter of a century, he has amassed a personal archive of more than 46,000 images -- and growing daily.
We are pleased to be able to share a small sample of this artist's work in the Jos L. Knaepen Visual Jazz gallery.
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