Category Archives: Musicians Photography


Jazz Festival for Hunger Relief at Two More Venues

Night #2 of the Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicacgo by Harvey Tillis started at the Logan Center for the Arts with Ambrose Akinmusire, then moved to Green Mill for sets by Stephanie Browning, The Marquis Hill Blacktet, and Willie Pickens.

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Hustling for Hunger Relief

Hustling for Hunger Relief by Harvey Tillis. Here’s what the first night of the 5th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicago looked like.

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Chi-Town Jazz Festival

Chi-Town Jazz Festival by Harvey Tillis

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Remembering Blues Fest

Remembering Blues Fest by Harvey Tillis. Made this into a painting to depict this time in the park during Blues Fest.

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Tierney Sutton

Tierney Sutton by Harvey Tillis. Tierney Sutton Performs at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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Luella by Harvey Tillis. Singer, Luella, of Luella and the Sun.

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Singing “Homeless”

Singing ‘Homeless’ by Harvey Tillis. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Joseph Shabalala sings, “Homeless,” a song he composed with Paul Simon.

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Good Music. Great Cause

Good Music. Great Cause by Harvey Tillis. Martyrs’ tonight. Jazz Showcase tomorrow night. Andy’s Thursday. Green Mill Friday, Sheil Saturday, Lily Reid Sunday. Good cause. Great music. Thanks.

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Latin Jazz Great, Poncho Sanchez

Latin Jazz Great, Poncho Sanchez by Harvey Tillis.

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Loving Irma

Loving Irma by Harvey Tillis. One of the most enjoyable music evenings of 2012 was experiencing Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," on a recent Chicago area gig.

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Echo of Lautrec

Echo of Lautrec by Harvey Tillis. An homage to Lautrec. The stance and lighting remind me of him.

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Billy Boy Arnold

Billy Boy Arnold by Harvey Tillis. The legendary Billy Boy Arnold performs at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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Musicians Old and New

Musicians Old and New by Harvey Tillis. New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band includes third and fourth generation members. The Lumineers are one of the most exciting, new young groups on the music scene.

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So Long Big Time

So Long Big Time by Harvey Tillis. Big Time, the Tom Waits tribute band, performs for the last time at Quenchers in Chicago.

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Lil’ Ed

Lil’ Ed Performs with Ron Baker Brooks at SPACE by Harvey Tillis. Ron Baker Brooks and Alligator Records artist Lil’ Ed perform at SPACE in Evanston.

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World-class Jazz Musician

World-class Jazz Musician by Harvey Tillis. Here is Terrance Blanchard, truly a world-class jazz trumpeter, as he listens to his band play one of their original works at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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A Mix Of Projects In May

A Mix Of Projects In May by Harvey Tillis. Photographing the Chicago Consular Corps Ball, a woman improving her neighborhood, and a classical ambient musician makes for interesting, fun projects.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by Harvey Tillis. Old St. Patrick’s Church performers at their annual Siamsa na nGael celebration in Chicago’s Symphony Center for St. Patrick’s Day.

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The Holmes Brothers At SPACE

The Holmes Brothers by Harvey Tillis. The Holmes Brothers produced a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country as they sang at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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Big Sounds From Big Time

Big Sounds From Big Time by Harvey Tillis. Big Time, the Tom Waits tribute band in Chicago, performs at Morseland and other clubs around the area.

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