JAZZFOLIO PRESS :
" A quite brilliant book "
- Robert Wyatt
“ Wow ! Incredible work and a visual treat ! “
- Jazziz magazine ( Florida )
“ Two thumbs up ! His illustrations reveal the mind of the jazz musician…..Charming and delicate. “
- Swing Journal magazine ( Tokyo )
“ These drawings are executed with great skill, humour, and love, their grotesqueries coming
from a long European tradition. “
- Ian Carr ( trumpeter and biographer of Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett )
JAZZFOLIO EXHIBITIONS :
Cheltenham Jazz Festival - 2002
Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain) -2002
NorthSea Jazz Festival ( Den Haag ) - 2003
606 Club, Chelsea, London - 2003
Novi Sad, (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) - 2003
MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham - 2005
Cork (Ireland) Guinness Jazz Festival - 2007
The Vortex Club, London - 2008
Jazz Folio – Jazz Artwork inspired by Jazz Musicians – is a collection of 72 black and white drawings of the great jazz masters of the postwar period, from Cannonball Adderley and Chet Baker, through to Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Art Blakey, to David Sanborn and Joe Zawinul, all available as limited edition prints, printed on 130 gsm quality art paper, embossed with the Impressions seal, and numbered and signed by the internationally acclaimed artist Alastair Graham.
The original CD-sized book “ Impressions: Jazz Masters in Black and white ” (196 pages, 57 jazz greats ) is also available as a stunning and inexpensive gift for any jazz lover.
These wonderful illustrations are available as signed limited edition prints, printed on 130 gsm quality art paper, imprinted with the Impressions stamp, and signed by the artist.
Alastair Graham's original Impressions folio is also published in a superb CD-sized book, containing 196 pages of 57 Jazz Greats from Ellington, Parker, Miles and Coltrane to Zawinul, Brecker and Metheny. A stunning and inexpensive gift (only £12) for any jazz lover.
Born in London and educated by Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, Alastair Graham has been a professional artist for forty years, working in Animation and Publishing, and has only relatively recently developed his technique to the point where his art can fully express his highly imaginative response to the music and musicians he loves. The JazzFolio Impressions collection has taken over 12 years to reach its current size of 71 images, and the search for a sympathetic publisher goes on, as does his animation of the Brazilian-Electro music of the late Suba.
Jazz in Spain
If you are interested in Jazz in Spain, then we recommend to visit the website SpainPlace, where you will find a lot of information about Jazz in one the 50 provinces in Spain. Don't miss the best Jazz club in Madrid called "Bogui Jazz" in the calle Barquillo 29.
Jazz in Italy
Italy, especially Rome, is also famous for having several excellent Jazz cafés, for example La Casa del Jazz. The auditorium is designed with comfortable, cushioned stadium seats, and wooden beams running from floor to ceiling, draped with sound dampening curtains. There’s a bookstore full of treasures, including Oscar Peterson’s rare albums and an extensive collection of Italian and American contemporaries.