25 Years of Jazz Photography – David Sinclair Exhibition

Saturday 14th November 2015

Open 11am – 4pm

A major retrospective exhibition of jazz photography will be held at the Royal Albert Hall during this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival.

25 Years of Jazz Photography, by David Sinclair, will showcase 100 of the best known pictures from the man who, in spite of significant physical disabilities, has spent over a quarter of a century in every jazz venue in the capital. Known by musicians across the world, David’s mainly black and white archive provides a unique record of the recent history of jazz.

Starting over 25 years ago with film photography at Ronnie Scott’s and the Bull’s Head, David Sinclair has become one of Europe’s premier and most highly collected jazz and music photographers. His work has been used regularly by the media and music industry since the 1990s, in the UK and internationally, in print, on CD covers, and in jazz books and publications.

David’s pre and post digital archive consists of over 50,000 images of more than 5000 artists in performance, rehearsal and backstage. Many of his photographs reflect close relationships developed with these artists over many years. David’s pictures can be seen on the walls of Ronnie Scott’s, The 606, and PizzaExpress Jazz Clubs, as well as in regular exhibitions across the country. For 2015, David is patron for Jazz Hot’s 80th Anniversary in France.

David’s new website SinclairJazz.com showcases many of his most popular images. Many of these come from the 25 years in Ronnie Scott’s where, until 2014, only he and David Redfern were allowed photographic access. During this time, he captured all the greats of jazz, including many who have since left us, such as Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard, and Stan Tracey, as well as those still playing today such as Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, and Wynton Marsalis.

This is a free event.