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William Ellis

William Ellis is at the vanguard of music photographers and is widely recognised as having created an important document of the contemporary jazz scene in Africa, Europe and The Americas. His contribution to the culture was recognised by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City when he was invited to produce the Inaugural International Exhibition in 2005, and where he returned in 2008 to present his work in 'Jazz in Black and White: Bebop and Beyond'.
 
Ellis' work has been exhibited at international festivals and galleries in the U.K. and throughout the world including Amsterdam, Bremen, Cape Town, Havana, The Hague, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Penang, Toronto and Utrecht.
 
His images have been used in the JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Outreach program in the United States initiated by the Smithsonian Institution and many of his pictures are in private collections worldwide - including those of the musicians with whom he has worked with.

His work still continues today, shooting front of house and backstage at the world's legendary clubs and festivals. William's' insightful portraits, telling performance and exquisite still life images play their part in creating the visual heritage of today's international music scene.

 

Al Foster (ALFO001WELL)

Al Foster

Al Foster performs onstage at the Market Hall in Brecon, Wales at the annual Jazz Festival

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Herbie Hancock ( HHAN001WELL)

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock at a soundcheck prior to his performance at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in November 2008

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Max Roach (MAXR001WELL)

Max Roach

Max Roach performing at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival in July 1994

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Pat Metheny (PATM001WELL)

Pat Metheny

Arriving at sound check as he was running through his guitars, between instruments, I introduced myself and asked if I might take some pics

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Roy Hargrove (ROYH001WELL)

Roy Hargrove

He never seems to stop playing - minutes later he was leading his band up to the stage and was still playing as he walked off afterwards.

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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan hanging out on the streets of Portland, Orgeon prior to performing there as part of his Gospel Tour in January 1980.

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The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, London

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Energetic contact sheet of The Ramones performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1980

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Morrissey

Morrissey performing upside down on a monitor during his Kill Uncle Tour at the Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York in July 1991

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The Beatles

John Lennon performing at Madison Square Gardens, New York in August 1972

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