March 30, 2012

Pharoah Sanders-Birdland Jazz Club

Had the opportunity to see a jazz legend play last week in New York City. The venue was the famous Birldland Jazz Club, and the artist was Pharoah Sanders. Birdland has incredible views as well as amazing acoustics. There isn't a bad seat in the house. A perfect place to draw in New York.

Below are a few drawings I made of Sanders and the other members of his quartet during the performance. The 71 year old's white beard and hair were a real design inspiration!













14 comments :

Suhita said...

those are really dramatic sketches!

matthew_c said...

Lucky you! Looks like a great show.
Love the jazzy sketches.

Moody said...

Very cool. They have pretty good energy, which I imagine so did the show :)

szaza said...

Wow! These are fantastic— I'd love to see them poster-sized!

Marina Grechanik said...

wow, great expression! love them!

Thor said...

So fun!

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

They vibrate with excitement! Great set!

kumi matsukawa said...

I really love your Jazz series!

Vicky said...

These are great! The movement of your lines really evokes the feeling of jazz.

Nina Johansson said...

OH yes. I love these sketches - loose and free flowing, just like music!

Gina said...

Amazing stuff, the essence of jazz!

artworknyc said...

great sketches...
are there URBAN SKETCHERS in the NYC area???

Greg Betza said...

Thank you all! I appreciate the kind words. And yes, artworknyc, there are quite a few urban sketchers in the NYC area? Are you new to our blog?

Veronica Lawlor said...

So nice Greg - really hopping!!