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Lisa Simone Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2016 Photo : Pascal Kober

Lisa Simone
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2016
Photo : Pascal Kober

I met her mother, Nina, in 1992, at a festival in Pointe-à-Pitre, French West Indies. Not easy, her mum… And not an easy life for Lisa, her daughter. A former member of the US Air Force, she instantly empathizes with her audience, and everyone she meets. On that particular day, she gave me two short photo sessions. The first in glamour mode, in a studio. The second here, more relaxed, for this John Lennon-style portrait. And I knew she adored him. The portrait… just like Lennon !

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of my Abécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage, for more than thirty years now, all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present  ! Want to order  ? Here it is  :

Publisher’s website


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