Jak Kilby

Jak Kilby's image archive specializing in World and Jazz Music

Labelled as a ‘Jazz photographer’ by some, and a ‘World Music photographer’ by others Jak whose expertise and skills are widely recognised responds saying all Jazz is ‘World Music’ and all ‘World Music’ is Jazz!

His photographic work which includes theatre, dance, music and portraiture has been widely exhibited and extensively published in all the major broadsheets, numerous magazines and countless book publications including the Rough Guide to World Music; the Rough Guide to Jazz and Jazz–A Photographic Documentary. Major clients included the BBC, the British Council, fRoots Magazine, The Wire, Q News, and Union Square Music.

A year ago Jak started to open up his pre-digital library which dates back to the mid 60’s. He has already supplied some rare 1968 images of David Bowie as Cloud in ‘Pierrot in Turquoise’ and a great collection of portraits of Lindsay Kemp, Marc Bolan, Art Pepper and a 25 year old Arlene Phillips but this is an ongoing project and there will be regular updates.

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