Bobby Hutcherson

Featured Jazz Masters is a compilation of various artist playing some of their most recognized recordings: How ironic is it that one my favorite Jazz Masters come from the same hometown as me? Bobby Hutcherson grew up in Pasadena and was friends with several of my slightly older cousins. While in my early 20’s I met and re-met Bobby on many occasions playing locally and somehow managed to get some snap shots of him playing. However, this was a time when I was simply enjoying the experience and not really thinking that one day I may find myself wanting to shoot the best jazz artist around. Over time I met lots of artists because I liked to hang out in the clubs and venues where they played and believe me, San Francisco Bay Area was a mecca for artist then as well as today.