One A Day – 1039 – Retratos – Talentos en Jazz

JC & Irepan Play for the Opening of Retratos

Irepan plays next to “Jazz Nite”

Viewing “Jazz on Jazz” and “Hands On”

Friends in Discussion

Press and Guests Wander

Creative mounting patterns by MACAZ

In the Tower

Made them look…

Chris, Charly & Charly on the Wall

A friend and fellow photographer reviews the show

Surrounded by Artists, Musicians, Friends, Journalists, Art Lovers – Daunting…

Show Introduction Part 1 by Yazzmin David

Show Introduction Part 2 by Yazzmin David

Taking a break to talk in the Atrium.

Beer provided by La Bru. Mezcal provided by La Truja.

A beer to try?

just a little busy..

Juan Carlos Cortes Joins Us!


A great time with friends in a favorite bar. Nothing better.

Photos of the photographer

  • Opening of Retratos – Talentos en Jazz at MACAZ. Juan Carlos Cortez – Guitar & Irepan Rojas – Bass, Morelia, Michoacan
  • Wrap Party at La Truja
  • Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • September 1, 2017
  • Copyright, all rights reserved

I’m finally beginning to catch up. These are photos from the opening of Retratos – Talentos en Jazz at MACAZ. My problem in taking these was – well – it was my opening. I was very involved in the opening speeches, ribbon cutting, interviews, meeting friends and guests – everything. So, standing back and taking a few photos didn’t happen until almost the end. It looked to me like a couple of hundred people came in the first half hour and the attendance began to tail off around 8pm and closing.

The show takes up the three showrooms in the downstairs section of MACAZ with 89 photos and three large prints on canvas in the anteroom. It will continue to hang through the 20th of September, which is quite a run for a photographer.

There are many people to thank for this exhibition and all the work that went into it:

  • Flor, Martin and the staff of MACAZ
  • Ibiza, Jon and the staff of Amati Blues & Jazz Club
  • Rafael, Lupita and the staff of La Truja
  • Jeff, Matt and La Bru
  • Le Galeria
  • T’sanda Janini
  • The musicians who have given their friendship and music to the city of Morelia and made the subject of this show so important
  • and finally, my curator, my friends, and the people who pushed me along – Eric Legaria and Teresa Chavira Leal. Without you guys, it wouldn’t have happened.

I know I am forgetting some – in a project that has covered five years and literally thousands of photographs it is bound to happen. The Retratos series will continue with photos of new areas of interest, more exhibitions and yes, more jazz photos. This is still very close to my heart.