Art of Jazz 2018 Tour

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Enjoy these photos, artworks and videos from the epic and amazing Art of Jazz tour with the Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe where I painted live on stage as the band played, working in three media: on canvas, paper and iPad. The numbers: 20 cities, 6,500 miles, 126 artworks created live on stage (21 on iPad, 21 on canvas, 84 on paper), 31 days on the road, 14 of us, 1 bus. These cross-media live performances were a unique combined sonic/visual experience or, as Tommy said:
“Sonic zoo / visual zoo!! Jeremy, you’re as much a jazz artist as we are. Visually representing what we do sonically.”
As with jazz I improvised and took risk and created something completely different for every show. Tommy expressed it as “dangerous creativity” where “the wheels could come off the bus”, though they in fact never do…


NEXT ART OF JAZZ SHOW: July 14, 2018, Stanford University, California.
Click here for more information.


Kutztown University Performing Artists Series, Kutztown, Pennsylvania


Click here to read in-depth review of the show at Toms River, New Jersey.

Click here to see fabulous photos of the Philadelphia show taken by Maria Traversa, sister of Leo the bassist.


The Itinerary

Click on the highlighted show number links below (to the left of each show listed) to skip down the page to see a selection of the art created during that particular show. The venue and location links take you to the venue web sites.

1. 1/25/18 Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, New Jersey
2. / 3. 1/27/18 Manchester Craftsman Guild Jazz (2 shows), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. 1/28/18 George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia
5. 1/30/18 North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
6. 2/1/18 Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
7. 2/2/18 Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Wilmington, North Carolina
8. 2/10/18 Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
9. 2/11/18 South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, Florida
10. 2/13/18 Virginia Arts Festival – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
11. 2/14/18 Ocean County College Fine & Performing Arts Select-A-Series, Toms River, New Jersey
12. 2/15/18 Kutztown University Performing Artists Series, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
13. 2/16/18 Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York
14. 2/17/18 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15. 2/18/18 Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville, New York
16. 2/20/18 Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
17. 2/21/18 City Winery Chicago, Chicago, IL
18. 2/22/18 Ogle Center, New Albany, Indiana
19. 2/23/18 Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana
20. 2/24/18 Michigan State University, Wharton Center – Pasant Theatre, East Lansing, Michigan
21. 2/25/18 Traverse City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan





Show 21. February 25th, 2018
City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).




Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink and paint on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Jeanne inspiring young aspiring trombonists everywhere she played!


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink paint on 20″ x 26″ Canson fine art paper. This drawing is available for sale.






Show 20. February 24th, 2018
Michigan State University, Wharton Center – Pasant Theatre, East Lansing, Michigan


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″).




Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink and paint on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper.






Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink and paint on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink and paint on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.




Show 19. February 23rd, 2018
Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″).







Show 18. February 22nd, 2018
Indiana University, Ogle Center, New Albany, Indiana


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″). This painting is available for sale.




(photo: Kirk Randolph)





Show 17. February 21st, 2018
City Winery, Chicago, Illinois


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″). This painting is available for sale.





Show 16. February 20th, 2018
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″).




Show 15. February 18th, 2018
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville, New York


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″). This painting is available for sale.

















Show 14. February 17th, 2018
Zellerbach Theater, Philadelphia, PA


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 36″). This painting is available for sale.








Show 13. February 16th, 2018
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Work on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″).










Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.



Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.



Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.



Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″).











Show 12. February 15th, 2018
Kutztown University Performing Artists Series, Kutztown, Pennsylvania


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 30″). This painting is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.










Kutztown University Performing Artists Series, Kutztown, Pennsylvania






Show 11. February 14th, 2018
Ocean County College Fine & Performing Arts Select-A-Series, Toms River, New Jersey


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 36″).






Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.






Show 10. February 13th, 2018
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 36″).


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″). This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″). This drawing is available for sale.





Show 9. February 11th, 2018
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, Florida


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Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″).





Show 8. February 10th, 2018
Broward Performing Arts Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″). This painting is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.





Show 7. February 2nd, 2018
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Wilmington, North Carolina


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic paint and ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic paint on 20″ x 26″ Canson fine art paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.














Show 6. February 1st, 2018
Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson, South Carolina


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″). This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″). This drawing is available for sale.






Show 5. January 30th, 2018

University of North Carolina’s Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, McGlohon Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).














Show 4. January 28th, 2018

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).











Shows 2. and 3. January 27th, 2018

Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




Prints of these iPad artworks are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the second show in Pittsburgh using acrylic paint, ink and oil stick (30″ x 36″). This painting is available for sale.


Painting on canvas created live during the first show in Pittsburgh using acrylic paint and ink (30″ x 36″).




Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.










Show 1. January 25th, 2018

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, New Jersey


Prints of this iPad artwork are available for purchase (click here for prices and options).


Painting on canvas created live during the show using acrylic paint and ink (36″ x 36″).














Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Oil stick and acrylic ink on 22″ x 30″ Arches 140lb cold-press watercolor paper. This drawing is available for sale.


Work on paper created live during show. Acrylic ink and paint on Canson fine art paper (20″ x 26″). This drawing is available for sale.


On the Road – A Glimpse Behind the Scenes












The show the day after the Tour: February 27th, 2018
Yoshi’s, Oakland, California




Next Art of Jazz Show: July 14th, 2018, Stanford Jazz Festival 2018, California


If you’d like to see the next Art of Jazz live performance please come to the upcoming show on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 8 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford, California. We will be part of the Stanford Jazz Festival 2018. Click here for more information.


Prior to Tour: Painting at Yoshi’s Oakland, CA



(4m 23s)


This video (and photo montage immediately below) gives a taste of my performance with Tommy Igoe and his band at Yoshi’s Oakland in 2016. (videography: Peggy G, stills: Laura Wuest and Peggy G)


2 Comments

  1. leo
    January 27, 2018

    great work, Jeremy ! beautiful.

    Reply
  2. Aaron Amey
    January 29, 2018

    I just watched Jeremy paint live at the Birdland All-Star Band concert staring Tommy Igoes at George Mason University last night. It was very impressive. It was definitely impressive watching both art mediums coming together. Jeremy painted on his I-pad and on canvas – very cool!

    Reply

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