all that's jazz
This gallery is dedicated to my love of classic jazz music and musicians and will featuring some of the greatest jazz vocalists and instrumentalists of the 20th Century. If you have an affinity for jazz, check back for new artworks soon. If you have a jazz favorite you'd like created, drop me a line.
FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ / BILLIE
I started this gallery with three of my favorite female jazz vocalists (each part of the 'First Ladies of Jazz' triptych). This rendering of Billie Holiday is done in my usual style of texture and more texture and a general style theme that will be consistent with all the images of this particular gallery.
FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ / NINA
The haunting Nina Simone, the second vocalist in the First Ladies of Jazz triptych, is one of my favorite jazz vocalists of all time. The bold colors of this piece set the perfect mood for this smoky voiced chanteuse.
FIRST LADIES OF JAZZ / SARAH
This portrayal of a young Sarah Vaughan, the third great of the First Ladies of Jazz Triptych, captures her 'Sassy' essence, as she was nick-named in the industry. She was also nicknamed 'The Divine One' and deserves a divine representation of royal blues and moody violets.
An essential addition to the All That's Jazz gallery of greats, I present the great John Coltrane, from the album cover 'Blue'. Color is extremely important in conveying mood and emotion and I love the mood this color palette evokes.
Chesney ‘Chet’ Henry Baker, jazz trumpeter and smooth vocalist, truly deserves a place among the classics in this gallery. Searching photos of Chet Baker, I was inspired by his contemplative pose, giving it an energetic red palette for contrast, along with a overlaying texture of watercolor brushstrokes.
Edward Kennedy Ellington, nicknamed 'Duke' for his fine manners, is an American classic...composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 to the end of his days. Another legend to add to this collection of other greats.