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Brian O'Connor Interview

Kent-born freelance jazz photographer Brian O'Connor emphasises that his rich portfolio of jazz legends and events has largely been thanks to the right timing and connections from the start. Limitations and customs of the '40s and '50s sparked initial interests in still pictures and jazz standards of the Great American Songbook. He recounts the opportunistic era of being in London when ‘eventually the world came here’ allowing him to capture in real time for posterity the best of the American influence.

 

Audio Details

Interview date 8th December 2016
Source National Jazz Archive
Reference number NJA/IJR/INT/13

Interview Excerpt