Earshot Jazz is a Seattle based nonprofit music, arts and service organization formed in 1984 to support jazz in the community. Earshot Jazz publishes a monthly newsletter, presents creative music, produces educational programs, assists jazz artists, and networks with the international jazz community. Earshot has established an international reputation for the quality of its programming and services while becoming an integral part of Seattle’s vibrant cultural scene. Early in the 1990s, Earshot Jazz was recognized as one of 20 primary sites in the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest National Jazz Network. Beginning in March 2000, they joined 11 other key organizations in the US to comprise JazzNet, a significant jazz support initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Fund. Earshot Jazz is also one of the founding member organizations of the Western Jazz Presenters Network.
In 1999, I was still living in Seattle and had the opportunity to shoot for Earshot. You can see more of my photos from this jazz festival on my main photography site on the Seattle Jazz page. This collection of black and white photographs was taken in 1999 during the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, Washington and include Branford Marsalis and Chick Corea. You can find more of my international street photography on the main page.
Mong Kok is a district on the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The area is defined by old and new buildings in highly compacted architecture. From what I’ve heard, Mong Kok is the most densely populated region in the world. Although Hong Kong is a very vertical city, there is plenty to see along the international streets, and street photographers that haven’t been there before will have a field day.
If you plan on visiting, I would go at night so you can see all of the brightly lit neon signs, particularly along Nathan Road. It’s right in the middle of Kowloon and very easy to reach and find via public transportation.