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Tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Hadley Caliman, 78, passed away last week after a two year battle with liver cancer. Many of you have seen and heard him over the years as he played a lot around Seattle and Portland. Here are some recent pictures of him. Above he was accepting one of his two awards at the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards in Jan 2009 at the Triple Door.
Below are some recent images of him in performance.

“Caliman remained active on the jazz scene until late-August, performing regularly around the Northwest in support of his recent releases: Reunion with Pete Christilieb, which was released in August and is now #31 on the national jazz charts, and Straight Ahead, which is #9 for the year on the Airplay Charts and was in the Top 10 on American jazz radio for many months.” Read more here on The Seattle Jazz Scene.

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Jerry Dodgion Portrait


Jerry Dodgion was in town this weekend playing in a big band making a recording with Phil Kelly. He told me he needed a new portrait for publicity since he has some gigs coming up in the San Francisco Bay area. He grabbed his sax and we got together and made this portrait. Jerry is a jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Jerry Dodgion, alto saxophone, flute, arranger and composer, hails from Richmond, California on San Francisco Bay. He gained early experience in 1950s with bay area bands of Rudy Salvini, John Coppola/Chuck Travis and Gerald Wilson as well as brief appearances with the Vernon Alley quartet which included backing Billie Holiday in 1955.
Dodgion joined Benny Carter, on Gerald Wilson’s recommendation, for the opening of the “Moulin Rouge” in Las Vegas ‘55. Jerry joined the Red Norvo quintet [`58-’61] which included long stints in Las Vegas at the “Sands Hotel.” Many tours accompanying Frank Sinatra ‘59-’60 plus touring as part of the Benny Goodman groups of ‘59-’61 which incorporated the Red Norvo quintet into Goodman’s ten piece band (including Flip Phillips, Bill Harris and Jack Sheldon) and subsequent versions which included Zoot Sims, Carl Fontana and Charlie Shavers.

After a long career as a side man, Dodgion’s first release as a bandleader arrived in 2004 with his ensemble The Joy of Sax, featuring saxophonists Frank Wess, Brad Leali, Dan Block and Jay Brandford, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Dennis Irwin and percussionist Joe Farnsworth.

Jazz Photography – Ken Vandermark


Ken Vandermark with the Ab Baars Trio

Here is another photo of Ken from last months concert at the Asian Art Museum. They really had a great thing going on there.

Peter Brotzmann Trio with Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits

This blog, is ending here at, but will continue to be updated at the new address for EyeShotJazz at Please go and set your bookmark to continue to follow the work of Jazz Photographer Daniel Sheehan. Here is the final posting to this site. Also visit his newest website to see samples of all of his work as a Seattle Photographer.
Peter Brotzmann  on clarinet at Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College Tuesday evening in a Earshot Jazz Spring Series 2009

brotzmann-trioHere are a couple more shots from the Brotzmann Trio concert.

eric-revis Eric Revis was on  bass 



 Nasheet Waits was great on  drums. Really fantastic performance. The German sax giant teamed with young American jazz stars. Try and catch them next time they return to Seattle.  Photos by Seattle photographer  and wedding photojournalist Daniel Sheehan.