Below are GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL photos OF 2018 JAZZ FEST PERFORMERS by PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica Levant.
The first annual “7 Mile House Jazz Fest,” took place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12pm-11:30pm. The festival featured 11 bands, an impressive array of the Bay Area’s top jazz musicians and ensembles. Hosted by KCSM Jazz 91 DJ, Alisa Clancy, it also marked the first annual “7 Mile House Jazz Awards” for the following categories: Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenters, Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoters, and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artists.
The Jazz Fest was the occasion for the installation of the “Jazz Wall of Fame” featuring a permanent display of local musicians. Photographed and curated by Jessica Levant, a San Francisco based photo artist and jazz aficionado, who, along with co-jazz lover Linda McGilvray, produced two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians; a project that originated and was launched at the 7 Mile House in 2013. The two volumes can be ordered at a deep discount at the Jazz Fest or are available on bayareajazzandbluesicians.com or at amazon.com.