Jason Adasiewicz in the NYT

The New York Times published a portrait of mine in today’s paper, of the great vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz. I took the shot at the Pritzker Pavillion during a rehearsal for a concert by Mike Reed‘s Loose Assembly (here’s a portrait of Reed I shot earlier this year.) Way to go Shevitz!

Below is a screenshot from the article. And below that is a portrait of Adasiewicz I shot last April in his attic, where he practices.

Jason Adasiewicz in the New York Times, July 22, 2011. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Jason Adasiewicz at home in Chicago. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Mike Reed/Loose Assembly

I’ve been documenting the vibrant and slightly-under-the-radar Chicago jazz scene lately, especially Umbrella Music-related artists. I shot stills and video at Pritzker Pavillion last month, at Mike Reed‘s Loose Assembly performance. The shot above was made during a rehearsal for that show, which featured (left to right) Reed, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Greg Ward, and Jason Adasiewicz.


Jason Adasiewicz


Roscoe Mitchell, warming up at rehearsal


Mike Reed at The Hungry Brain, making an introduction during the Umbrella Music Festival last November 17th. (There’s not much light in that venue–this was shot at ISO 6400, f1.8 at 1/50th.)

Update: Jason Adasiewicz and Mike Reed made the New York Times top pop and jazz list.