Performances for Festival Miami 2017 @ the Frost School of Music ended February 11th, but for me, it takes a bit longer to finish the editing and posting of images. This year, I photographed 10 of the 22 concerts during 2 21/2 weeks and shot almost 11,000 images which were edited down to approximately 1500 for delivery. Of the 1500, there are about a dozen or so that are personally significant.
Several of the concerts were amazing performances and have become amazing memories. The first was a Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Ignacio Berroa, Jimmy Heath, and Jon Faddis. All three were of course amazing players, but their stage presence and interactions with the musicians of the Frost School is what captured my attention. All three of them clearly loved every second of the evening and it could be felt with each note. Additionally... I got some great shot.
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