The Urban Shaman: Jeffrey Cooper

Saturday Market Street Musician #2

   Saturday Market Street Musician #2

Saturday Market Street Musician #1

Saturday Market Street Musician #1

I had the pleasure of getting to hear some of Jeffrey Cooper’s music this Saturday down at the Saturday Market. As we approached from a few blocks away we could hear the distinct sounds of and feel the vibrations of a didgeridoo and drum kit. That was enough for us to be drawn in to the entrance of the market. To check out more of his music go to his YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/user/theurbanshaman

Djinn Maury @ Portland’s First Thursday

Djinn Maury #2

Djinn Maury #2

Djinn Maury #3

Djinn Maury #3

Djinn Maury #4

Djinn Maury #4

My wife and I are no strangers to Art Walks and community art gatherings as we have participated in them in Toledo and in Columbus, Ohio. So needles to say we were pretty stoked to find out that Portland’s First Thursday was going on while we were in town, and of course we had to check it out. It was very comparable to Columbus’ Art Walk, except there was way more artist’s that set up booths on the streets that were closed off, creating a street fair vibe. We had a blast. A street fair is not a street fair without street musicians and Djinn Maury was one of our favorites. I was able to capture a few shots of his performance while my wife bought one of his CD’s. I would highly recommend checking out his music. https://www.reverbnation.com/violinsecrets

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Djinn Maury #1

Djinn Maury #1

A Blast from the Past: Jeff Stewart at Fusion Bistro

I came across these photographs tonight while working on my portfolio. I take a lot of photographs and no matter how hard I try, I tend to be a bit unorganized when it comes to my work. These shots are of my good friend and Toledo musician, Jeff Stewart during a performance at Fusion Bistro. I spent a great deal of time in Toledo attempting to photograph the local music scene as I have a very deep passion for music and performance. When I wasn’t playing music, I was photographing it.

Jeff Stewart Fusion #1

Jeff Stewart Fusion #1

I have know Jeff for way over a decade and spent the later part of that time photographing him all over Toledo at various places. Many of these were while he was performing and others were of him painting. Anyway these photographs capture what he is probably best known for in Toledo, putting on a hell of a show and entertaining the good people of T-Town.

Jeff Stewart Fusion #2

Jeff Stewart Fusion #2

Jeff Stewart Fusion #3

Jeff Stewart Fusion #3

Jeff Stewart Fusion #4

Jeff Stewart Fusion #4

The John Turck Band

One other band that I saw for the first time at Comfest this year was the John Turk band. Awesome piano playing and musicianship. Kind of reminded me of a snippet of what Phish may sound similar to without Trey Anastasio playing guitar. I wish I had more time to listen to the full set.

John Turck Trio#

John Turck Trio#

John Turck Trio #2

John Turck Trio #2

Rhinestone Quartet

Rhinestone Quartet #2

Rhinestone Quartet #2

Here are the rest of the Rhinestone Quartet photographs that i shot last Sunday at Comfest. I highly recommend checking them out of it you get a chance.

Rhinestone Quartet #3

Rhinestone Quartet #3

Rhinestone Quartet #5

Rhinestone Quartet #5

Rhinestone Quartet guitar player

I got a chance to check out the Rhinestone Quartet this past Sunday down at ComFest. Being a jazz lover, I was excited to see that the jazz tent was set up on the outskirts of the crowd. i dug the music of the Rhinestone Quartet, which consists of a sax player, a drummer, upright bass, and guitarist. I will post some pics of the rest of the band tomorrow. Definitely check them out if you get a chance.

Rhinestone Quartet #4

Rhinestone Quartet #4

Rhinestone Quartet

Rhinestone Quartet