Capturing the Rhythm: A Night with Laura & Co at Jazz on The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Jazz on The Pantiles: A Quarter Century of Musical Magic
In the heart of Tunbridge Wells, Thursday nights in the summer months come alive with the sounds of Jazz on The Pantiles. This event has in fact been enchanting audiences for an impressive 26 years. From its modest beginnings to its current status as a musical extravaganza, the legacy of the visionary David Jacobs continues to inspire.
Laura & Co: A Symphony of Talent and Passion
From Opera to Jazz
Laura Lawton, a classically trained opera singer, ventured into the world of jazz to explore her passion for this timeless genre. She has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and Festival Hall and has also sung with Kentish Opera. Her enchanting vocals bring a unique dimension to the Laura & Co experience.
The Heartbeat of Jazz on The Pantiles
Lionel Shell, a stalwart of the Tunbridge Wells music scene, breathes life into the rhythm with his mastery of the drums. His passion for jazz and dedication to Jazz on The Pantiles make him an integral part of this musical tradition. He's also known for his sartorial elegance; check out his glasses that match his stylish shirt...
With 45+ years of professional experience, Iain Rae leads the way on keys. Known for his role in the critically acclaimed jazz-funk band 'Hard Lines,' Iain's expertise elevates the ensemble's performance to new heights.
Dan Foster, a product of the Royal Academy of Music, infuses the air with his soulful saxophone melodies, as well the flute. His early inspirations was drawn from jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Playing credits include some of the best-known and respected individuals in the music industry including David Byrne, Tony Hadley, John Etheridge, Mike Garrick and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.
Crafting Sounds on the Double Bass
Jerome Davies, guest performer at this event, specialises in bass instruments (double bass, cello, bass guitar) and has played with Salena Jones, Ronnie Scotts Big Band, Gerry Colvin Band, Clare Teal, Imelda May, and Roderick Williams, to name just a few.
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Black & White—or Colour?
Laura was wearing a stunning red dress, but the yellows and red lights weren't doing a lot for her skin tone. In post, I selected my favourites shots of Laura and created my own black and white preset, based on the tones of their logo, to highlight her beautiful face. It also seemed appropriate with the 'vintage' style of Jazz.
Black and white photos are an option I offer with my event photography, especially if I can see that the lighting or other factors could distract from the photos and the event.
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