The Acura Stage area is flooded after a storm dumped several inches of rain on the second Saturday of the New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Photo by David Grunfeld/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP Photo)
In this May 2, 2015 photo, skywriter Nathan Hammond releases smoke as he writes messages of hope and love over New Orleans, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Hammond was commissioned by local entrepreneur, Frank Scurlock, who said the messages were simply his way of reminding people that goodness can still flourish in a world that seems increasingly marred by violence. (Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)
Leading contemporary artist Remi LaBarre describes his evocative oils as “painted songs”. Influenced by John Singer Sargent, his work reflects the lighting of hushed environments and presents poetic narratives of life after dark in bars and clubs. Remi's acclaimed artwork has won him a formidable reputation in Europe and North America. His premier UK collection features a breathtaking quartet of musical portraits which represent an atmospheric homage to his great love of jazz.
Ed Freeman was born and raised in Boston and majored in French and Russian at Oberlin College in Ohio. After college, he worked as a performing musician, arranger and record producer, creating dozens of pop and jazz vinyls, including Carly Simon’s debut album and Don McLean’s American Pie. Ed Freeman in 1990 and have watched him grow as an artist and a teacher. For the past eight years, Ed has been teaching a Photoshop class at Santa Monica City College and currently has large pieces of his work, Desert Realty, featured in a traveling museum.
“Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was a British singer-songwriter known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. ... Winehouse died at the age of 27 on 23 July 2011 at her home in London; police have said that the cause of her death was «as yet unexplained»”. – Wikipedia
Photo: Amy Winehouse vigil outside Amy Winehouse's North London home on July 23, 2011 in London, England. Singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead today. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/Getty Images)