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James Knox

James Knox

About: James Knox has been photographing the Bay Area jazz scene since 2002. His photographs have been featured in SF Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Sotheby’s Realty, Visiting Oakland Tourist Guide and album covers/websites for local and national artists. He is contributing photographer for Cuisine Noir Magazine, SFJAZZ, Monterey Jazz Festival and San Jose Jazz Festival where he was a official staff photographer for the 2015 Summer Fest. His photo of Kurt Elling was published in SFJAZZ: The First 30 Years: Setting the Stage.

His photography has been exhibited at the San Francisco Main Public Library, California Jazz Conservatory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for Jazz Appreciation Month (San Jose), San Leandro Public Library, Berkeley Public Library, Cigar Factory Lofts, The Jazz Heritage Center SF, The Sound Room, Joyce Gordon Gallery, The Art of Living Black, Richmond Art Center, American Steel Studios and Warehouse 416.

James received awards for his photo submissions in the Visiting Oakland Photo Contest in 2010 and 2011.

James is a Chicago native and the first live jazz concert he attended was Ella Fitzgerald at the Chicago Jazz Festival at 18 years old. He credits his love for jazz and photography to his parents, Ritson and Elizabeth Knox.


More info:

Instagram – James (@iamjamesbarryknoxphotography) is on Instagram

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Image 1 – Photograph of the Grand Lake Theater Marquee

Image 2 – Photograph of Oakland Vocalist Valerie Troutt

Image 3 – Photograph of John Lewis “Good Trouble” Mural by Matt Huntering

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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