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Monday, February 13, 2012


Bassist, film critic and music writer Philip Booth asked me to do some in-studio photography of his band, Acme Jazz Garage, on Sunday as they were cutting some tracks at Tampa's Red Room Studio. He also requested a group shot during a set break as they needed some publicity stills for their upcoming performance at WMNF's Tropical Heatwave and the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival.

Mark Prator's Red Room Studios is a state-0f-the-art little recording spot tucked away in Seminole Heights and it proved an intimate working environment for the band and they soon forgot that I was nestled in a niche of the space with my Nikon. Below are some of the better images from the session.

Acme Jazz Garage are Philip Booth on bass, Matt Swenson on guitar, Tim Diehl on drums and Mike Aloia on keyboards and Angela Washington on vocals. Upcoming dates are:

Child of the Sun Jazz Festival, April 21, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida
Blue Parrot in St. Pete Beach, April 28, 2012
WMNF Tropical Heatwave on May 12, 2012

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