From 1999 to 2014, smooth jazz had a place in the Florida Panhandle. From local artists jamming at free concerts in resort areas to

the international artists that were on stage at the annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival, fans from around the world came to enjoy the music.

Presented here are some of the unique images that were captured thanks to the extraordinary access that was provided. Images range

from the artists among fans to the photographer being in the right place and right time to capture a unique compostion not available to

the fans. A book of images that chronicle the initial 14 years of the festival has been produced for the jazz fan. To give the old school feeling

of jazz imagegs from the 1940's and 1950's, the images were manipulated to emulate the look of images from a pinhole camera. The book,

containing over 300 images and titled "Sweet Sixteen", is available as both a 13 inch x 11 inch coffee table book or a PDF file. Please see

the BOOKS section for details.

Boney James, 2011

Joyce Cooling, 2008

Jonathan Fritzen, 2014

Ken Ford, 2010

Brian Culbertson, 2012

Euge Groove, 2008

Matt Marshak, 2010

Mindi Abair, 2012

Eric Darius, 2009

Chris Botti, 2002

Candy Dulfer, 2011

Nickolas Colionne, 2014

Trombone Shorty, 2012

Al Alvarado, 2003

In memoriam

Al Jarreau, 2001

Chuck Loeb, 2014

Jeff Golub, 2007

Waymon Tisdale, 2008

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