Here are a few images from a promo shoot which I did with the very talented Jaz Ellington, who is a London based singer/songwriter.
A name synonymous with the best in music certainly carries the weight of enormous expectation.
Jaz realised at the age of 4 that he was musically gifted and has developed his vocal musical abilities ever since. He also writes and composes his own unique songs, some of which will break your heart with the richness of his voice and others that will make you want to dance ….a SIMPLY OUTSTANDING artist.
His debut EP ‘So … This is Me’ is an Introduction, A Hello to the music of Jaz Ellington.
Early influences were a collection of soul-stories echoing the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, and of course his namesake, Duke . Jaz Ellington’s unique singing styles surpass even these classics.
Think Blues and Pop to Dubzstep, this tenor’s vocal abilities certainly attest to the legacy of his name.
Although concentrating on writing current dance tracks, Jaz Ellington has facilitated Music Workshops throughout Europe and South Africa ( for example Cape Town JazzFest) and gone on to perform as part of successful projects for the likes of House of Troops and The Wandsworth Community Gospel Choir.
He performed in St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the London Community Gospel Choir and at 15 years of age, performed solo in front of thousands at the 02 Arena at The London Music Festival. Jaz has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall, ChinaWhites, The Jamm Brixton, Pigalle, McQueens, Southbank Centre and the Jazz Cafe
Previously a session singer for the world’s leading artists from Westlife, Leona Lewis, Jamelia, Katie Melua to The Kooks and Manic Street Preachers, Ellington has shown the fluency of a seasoned professional and has a strong fan base ranging from 15 – 80 years. Very popular with a massive fan base of clubbers enjoying his pop and hip hop styling, Jaz also attracts the young city classes and sophisticated music connoisseurs with his blues, soul and Jazz.
The shoot took place in Camden, at Camden Lock itself making best use of the walls and other available backgrounds. The equipment that I used was my Nikon D700, and 24-120mm f4.0 lens. The lighting was one SB80DX speedlight, triggered by pocket wizards, and either fired bare, or through my trusted softbox.
Here are a few images from the shoot for you to see.
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