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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

Roy Hargrove captured backstage at the Market Hall, Brecon, Wales in 2008

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Jimi Hendrix (HAZE001GM)

Jimi Hendrix

Iconic Purple Haze portrait of Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz

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'Yesterday' The Beatles - Morgan Howell Print

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Beatles' 'Yesterday' vinyl single

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Blondie (BL006MAGO)

Blondie

Debbie Harry captured backstage at a Blondie gig in Phildelphia in 1978

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here by Storm Thorgerson

Inner sleeve artwork for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here by Storm Thorgerson

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Bob Dylan (BD001GUHA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan taken in Italy during a press conference for the launch of his 1984 European Tour

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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David Bowie

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