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Photo by Chuck Stewart, Aretha Franklin, 1967
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Snap Space hosts exhibit of Chuck Stewart, photographer of the jazz world

You might not know you know him, but you know him. Chuck Stewart’s photographs grace the covers of at least 2,000 albums, by his count. That’s his work on Albert Ayler’s Love Cry, Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers’ Three Blind Mice. And so, although he’s a visual artist, it’s music fans who know him best. Over the course of a 70-year career, Stewart shot everything from atom bomb tests to nudes, but it was his work in the jazz world of the ’60s and ’70s that dominated. Now an exhibition of his photos is coming to Orlando’s Snap Space gallery. “Eye of an Era” opened last week and will remain on …
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Chase Shellee’s album High On Maybe. Photo: Alana Campbell Intern at WMFE.

Intersection: Chase Shellee

A few years ago, Singer songwriter Chase Shellee caught the west Nile virus and returned home to recover. It was a slow and exhausting recovery one that made her want to give up, but she didn’t. And out the experience came her latest album High on Maybe.
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Malo Kingsley. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Malo Kingsley

Malo Kingsley got his first saxophone when he was 11. Now in his early 20’s, the young jazz musician joins Intersection to perform a couple standards and talk about his musical journey.
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Chris Cortez, founder of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Blue Bamboo

Guitarist Chris Cortez started a record label back in 1986 in Orlando called Blue Bamboo Music. After living in New Orleans and Houston, he and his wife moved back to Orlando two years ago and started a recording studio, gallery and performance venue in a converted warehouse in Winter Park. We take a tour of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts and talk with Cortez about the first year of his performance space.
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