Wotcha Pilgrims!

If this year’s Bluesfest 2011 was anything to go by, then it has more or less given the London Jazz Festival a run for it’s money.  At venues dotted all over London, it was a musical gumbo fest of Jazz & Blues.  Of course, there’s only so much time a man has to be everywhere, so I could only pull of 3 gigs at Union Chapel, namely that of Kirk Whalum, Al Di Meola and Monty Alexander.  Of course, each concert was a true showmanship of musical pedigree, but it was Kirk’s gig that really stood out for me.  Normally, before the end of the allotted time to photograph the performance, I pack my gear and leave. Not this time.  I think it was the Lee Ritenour gig that I stayed the whole show because it was that good, (and I paid a fortune for tickets. Go figure!) and I can safely say that this gig was on par.

Anyway, it’s been nearly a week that all this took place, so here are a couple of shots from aforementioned 3 gigs:

Kirk Whalum:

Monty Alexander:

Al Di Meola:

Food for thought & Soul: Let us not grow weary while doing good‘.- Galatians 6:9


One thought on “Kirk, Al & Monty: Some gigs from Bluesfest 2011

  1. hey akin!

    great photos! i especially love #1 of the kirk whalum. you must have had a great spot because your shots are up close and personal. what lens did you use? the detail on the monty alexander is fantastic too…..you make me wanna pick up my camera again…..a husband, three kids, and three dogs later in life….? who knows?!! by the way, whalum has aged well if i must say….. thanks for sharing ❤ 🙂

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