Art of Jazz Tour 2018
The Artwork

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Enjoy these photos and artworks 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. For overview video click here. On this five week tour I performed in 20 cities, travelled 6,500 miles in the bus (plus another 6,000 miles on plane) and created over 125 artworks. The artworks were silent auctioned immediately following each performance. Click here to purchase remaining artworks brought back from the tour or to order prints of the iPad paintings created on this tour. I am in the process of enabling Augmented Reality (AR) video overlays on all the iPad paintings created during this tour. The artworks that have been AR enabled are identified by the AR Enabled sign you see immediately below:

The 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…


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 links below to skip down the page to see a selection of the art created during that particular show.

#1. Jan 25 Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, New Jersey
#2. & #3. Jan 27 MCG Jazz, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#4. Jan 28 George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia
#5. Jan 30 Blumenthal Performing Arts, McGlohon Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina
#6. Feb 1 Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson, South Carolina
#7. Feb 2 Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Wilmington, North Carolina
#8. Feb 10 Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
#9. Feb 11 South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, Florida
#10. Feb 13 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
#11. Feb 14 Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey
#12. Feb 15 Kutztown University, Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
#13. Feb 16 Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York
#14. Feb 17 University of Pennsylvania, Zellerbach Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#15. Feb 18 Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Brookville, New York
#16. Feb 20 Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
#17. Feb 21 City Winery Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
#18. Feb 22 Indiana University, Ogle Center, New Albany, Indiana
#19. Feb 23 Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana
#20. Feb 24 Michigan State University, Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre, E. Lansing, Michigan
#21. Feb 25 Traverse City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan


NEXT ART OF JAZZ SHOW: July 14, 2018, Stanford University, California.
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Show 21. February 25th, 2018
Traverse 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



iPad painting created live on stage using iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.


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, 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 Performing Arts Series, 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, LIU Post, 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
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre, Philadelphia, 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 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
KU Presents! Performing Artists Series, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Schaeffer Auditorium, 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
Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, 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
Virginia Arts Festival – 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 Center for the Performing Arts, 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
a href=”http://calendar.clemson.edu/event/the_birdland_all-stars_featuring_tommy_igoe#.Wjk5y1Q-fh8″ target=”_blank”>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

Blumenthal Performing Arts, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 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, 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

MCG Jazz, Manchester Craftsmen’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.

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