James Lucas: MBA in Marketing and Senior Graphic DesignerJames Lucas: MBA in Marketing and Senior Graphic Designer

Sep
26

Joint is Jumpin’

Joint is Jumpin’

20″ x 20″ Portrait of Vanessa Rueben singing with the Earl May Quintet at the Princeton Jazz Festival, September 2002. When I got a call from Earl and Lee May telling me they were sending the Berman Music Foundation some promo copies of Earl’s first recording with his name stamped on it as bandleader – my […]

Sep
26

Ol’ Blue Eyes

Ol’ Blue Eyes

20″ x 20″ Portrait of Frank Sinatra from 2002 Shop in the Ol’ Blue Eyes Store Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)[6] was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist from […]

Sep
26

Wild Sax

Wild Sax

16″ x 20″ from 2000 The saxophone[2] (also referred to informally as the sax) is a conical-bore, transposing musical instrument that is a member of the woodwind family. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.[3] The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker […]

Sep
26

Starlet

Starlet

10″ x 28″ from 2002 The star system was the method of creating, promoting and exploiting movie stars in Classical Hollywood cinema. Studios would select promising young actors and glamorise and create personas for them, often inventing new names and even new backgrounds. Examples of stars who went through the star system include Cary Grant […]

Sep
26

Stompin’ at the Savoy

Stompin’ at the Savoy

20″ x 20″ from 2002 The Savoy Ballroom was a medium sized ballroom for music and public dancing in located between 140th and 141st Streets on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York City. It was in operation from March 12, 1926 to July 10, 1958. It was owned by a Jewish gangster, Moe Gale, who […]

Sep
26

Tram

Tram

20″ x 16″ from 2003 Portrait of John Mathis playing with The New Legacy Jazz Band at the Princeton Jazz Festival, September 2002. The trombone (German: Posaune, Spanish: trombón) is a musical instrument in the brass family. Like all brass instruments, sound is produced when the player’s vibrating lips (embouchure) cause the air column inside […]

Sep
26

Slush-Pump

Slush-Pump

8″ x 12″ from 2002 Portrait of Jay Gilbel playing with The New Legacy Jazz Band at the Princeton Jazz Festival, September 2002. The trombone (German: Posaune, Spanish: trombón) is a musical instrument in the brass family. Like all brass instruments, sound is produced when the player’s vibrating lips (embouchure) cause the air column inside […]

Sep
26

Spash of Jazz

Spash of Jazz

20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting from 2002 The trumpet is the musical instrument with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments,[1] dating back to at least 1500 BC. They are played by blowing air through closed lips, producing a “buzzing” sound that starts a standing wave vibration in […]

Sep
26

Lady Day

Lady Day

Shop in the Lady Day Store. Portrait of Billie Holiday 12″ x 20″ from 2002 Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris on April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. […]

Sep
26

Hip-Toe

Hip-Toe

30″ x 24″ from 2002 “Swing dance” is most commonly known as a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, although the earliest of these dances predate “swing era” music.[1] The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that originated in […]