“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
Greetings Friends :)
I recently had the privilege of documenting the inaugural induction ceremony of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame at Eastman Theater in Downtown Rochester. It was a thrill to witness and participate in the creative process with inductees that included Chuck Mangione, Gene Cornish (of the Rascals), Charles Strouse, Joe English (of Wings), Jeff Tyzik, Doriot Anthony Dwyer and Cab Calloway – who’s daughter, Chris Calloway, performed a ripping version of Minnie the Mooch! What an amazing night it was…a ‘pinch me’ kind of experience.
This last one I call ‘the embrace’. Gap and Chuck Mangione have been playing music together their entire lives. They started here in Rochester in 1958 as The Jazz Brothers and toured the World over in the 70’s and 80’s as one of the biggest acts in all of Jazz. It was beyond special to share in this moment of recognition of two brothers who have done so much and come so far.
Thank you for inviting me along to document this occasion Gap. I cherish the friendship that we share.
…and thank you all for stopping by. More visual:ramblings coming soon!